Court grants CEO bail over alleged fraud

By Gifty Amofa, GNA    

Accra, Sept. 26, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court
has granted a bail in the sum of GH¢56,000.00 with three sureties to the Chief
Executive Officer of the Sonzel Shipping Company.

He was alleged to have defrauded a businessman
of his Toyota Corolla in addition to GH¢25,000.00 under the pretext of clearing
his Mercedes Benz car from the Port.

The Court ordered that two of the sureties
should be public servants earning not less than GH¢1,000.00.

Frank Osei Assibey has denied the charge of
defrauding by false pretence and he will make his next appearance on October

Police Inspector Mabel Atsu told the Court
presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Ernest Twum, a businessman is the
prosecution witness, living at Ashongman, a suburb of Accra and Assibey’s
Company was also located in Accra.

In November 2017, Twum’s mother, who is abroad
shipped a home-used Mercedes Benz to Ghana to be cleared by him.

A witness in the case introduced Assibey to
help Twum clear the said car, Inspector Atsu revealed.

She said the accused person charged
GH¢56,000.00 to enable him clear the car from the port.

The Prosecution said, Twum, then offered his
Toyota Corolla saloon car valued GH¢31,000 in addition to a cash of
GH¢25,000.00 for the transaction.

Assibey after receiving the money, failed to
fulfil his part of the bargain and a report was made to the police leading to
his arrest.

He promised using his Hyundai Sonata car as
collateral to secure loan to settle the debt but to no avail.


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