BODYGUARD FACES COURT OVER FRAUDULENT AUCTION CAR DEALS

 BODYGUARD FACES COURT OVER FRAUDULENT AUCTION CAR DEALS

A former Bodyguard, Sylvester Owusu Bempah, who is accused of collecting GHC30,500 from a businessman under the pretext of buying three auction cars but failed, has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court.

The vehicles are a Toyota Land Cruiser and two Kia Picantos.

Bempah, charged with defrauding by false pretences and possession of forged documents, pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Susana Eduful admitted Bempah to bail in the sum of GHC50,000 with two sureties to be justified with title documents in the name of the accused.

The court ordered that documents of the properties should be deposited at the Court’s Registry until the final determination of the case.

Prosecution and accused were ordered by the court to also file their respective witness statements.

The matter was adjourned to September 9.

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Prosecuting Chief Inspector Seth Frimpong said the complainant Henry Obiri, aka Cash, is a businessman residing in Accra.

Chief Inspector Frimpong said the accused is a member of a renowned charismatic church.

The prosecution said the complainant worshipped in the same church as the accused.

On July 30 this year, the Prosecutor said the complainant reported that in March this year, the accused told him (complainant) that the Director-General of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) was his friend and a church member.

The prosecution said the accused told the complainant that the NIB was auctioning assorted vehicles and he has been offered allocation.

Chief Inspector Frimpong said the complainant became interested as it was confirmed that the NIB Director-General was also a member of the said church and the accused had an ID card, indicating that he works with the Office of the President.

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