Businessman granted GH₵1 million bail over fraud
An Accra Circuit Court has granted a 55-year-old businessman bail in the sum of GH₵1,000,000.00 with four sureties, one to be justified with a title document, for allegedly defrauding another of GH₵1,000,000 under the pretext of investing his money.
However, Ericson Arthur, alias Eric Kofi Arthur, 29, welder, and his accomplice, had been on police enquiry bail since his arrest in 2019.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu, told the Court, presided over by Mrs Ellen Ofei Ayeh, that the two, in August 2019, presented themselves as agents and officers of West Africa Monitory Agency to obtain the amount from Dr Samuel Nene Ankrah, a lecturer domiciled in the United Kingdom.
Mensah was later arrested at Kasoa at his hideout on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
The prosecution pleaded with the Court to remand him as he would interfere with investigations but the Court, in granting the bail, considered the fact that the offence was available.
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