Sports News of Monday, 14 May 2018
Popular Ghanaian boxer Michael Okine, aka, Ayitey Powers, is currently in Police custody for defrauding three people including former Hearts of Oak player Eugene Addo.
The 37-year-old boxer cum actor is in police cell at the James Town Police Station following his arrest last Friday.
The cruiserweight boxer has been charged with defrauding three persons including a former Hearts of Oak player and is set to be arraigned before court.
He was refused bail by the police.
Per reports the victims tried to retrieve $8,000 from the boxer but were unsuccessful.
He could be remanded into prison custody.
In July 2014, he was reported to have also defrauded two residents of Kumasi to the tune of $3,500 under the guise of securing them travel documents to Australia.
BACKGROUND FOUR YEARS AGO
Kofi Asare and Prince Adjei Sarpong, also known as Nana Yaw, allegedly paid GH¢ 7,500.00 and GH¢ 6,500, respectively, as part-payment of GH¢ 28,000.00 being charged for visas to enable them to travel to Australia for a boxing contest.
Documents purported to have been presented to the Australian High Commission in Accra for visa presents Asare as the boxer while Nana Yaw is the trainer. They were however denied visas because the documents were found to be fake and persistent efforts by the two men to get a refund of their money have failed.