Amicus Raises Objection Over DKM Scandal Charges


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Lawyer for one of the four persons being tried for fraud in the financial scandal involving DKM Diamond Microfinance Company and other companies has raised objections over the charges.

According to Benony Tony Amekudzi, lawyer for Charles Asum, Director of Jastar Motors and Investments Company Limited, the charges against his client were unattainable.

He raised preliminary objection in the court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, and said his client does not know any of the accused persons in the dock.

He argued that there was also no complainant in the case as has been the practice in every criminal case.

In the view of Mr. Amekudzi, popularly called Amicus, Asum had not made any investments in Accra but the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Meanwhile, Richmond Korley submitted a medical report on Martin Kuudening Delle, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DKM to the court to show that the accused was indisposed.

The case has been adjourned to March 10, 2016.

The accused persons and two others -Monica Afriyie, popularly called Maame Korkor and Nortey Noel, both Directors of God Is Love Fun Club, are believed to have taken various sums of money from several depositors.

Currently, Afriyie and Noel are each on a GH¢50 million bail with five sureties, two to be justified.


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They are each required to make a security deposit of GH¢5 million.

Asum was granted bail in the sum of GH¢20 million with three sureties (two to be justified).

He was ordered to make GH¢2 million security deposit.

Delle, who is said to be the son of CPP National chairman, Dr Edmund Delle was granted bail in the sum of GH¢80 million with four sureties, (two to be justified) and ordered to make GH¢6 million security deposit.

The accused persons are to report to the BNI every Thursday until the conditions are varied by the court.

The accused persons have variously denied the charge of fraudulent breach of trust.

Delle is alleged to have dishonestly appropriated GH¢40,000 belonging to one Kwaku Charles.

 

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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