What used to be a cordial relationship between two bosom friends has turned sour as a result of an alleged fraud on the part of one of them, Dominic Appiah-Kubi.
Kasoa-based Appiah-Kubi, a businessman, has been accused of duping his bosom friend, Eric Konadu of GH₡7000 under the pretext of supplying him with gold.
Appiah-Kubi’s inability to supply the gold after collecting the said money has consequently landed him in the dock at the Agona Swedru Circuit Court.
Appiah-Kubi pleaded no guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretence, prompting the presiding judge, Mr. Nat K. E. Osam, to remand him in prison custody.
The facts of the case, according to Chief Inspector Ivy Agadia, are that Konadu resides at Kokomlemle in Accra, whereas Appiah-Kubi lives at Walantu, a suburb of Kasoa.
According to Inspector Agadia, sometime in 2011, Appiah Kubi took undue advantage of Konadu’s generosity to get various sums of money from him, totaling GH₡7000.
She said those sums were meant to assist Appiah-Kubi in renewing his license to enable him to buy some quantity of gold for Konadu.
The prosecutor said Appiah-Kubi showed an expired mineral license to Konadu who became convinced that his friend was capable of meeting his needs.
However, after collecting the money from Konadu, Appiah-Kubi vanished into thin air until he was spotted at the Agona Swedru Circuit Court, where he was arrested