Gospel musician granted GHC200k bail over fraud charges

Budding gospel musician, Jacklin Sarfo Gyamfua, who was accused of engaging in fraudulent activities has been granted a GHC200,000 bail.

An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, requested as part of bail conditions, two sureties and a self-report to the police every Monday till the final determination of the case.

Ohemaa Jacky, as she is popularly known, was arrested for allegedly defrauding a trader of GH₵150,000 under the pretext of securing her an Italian passport and resident identity cards.

The singer who doubles as a blogger was also accused of forging two Italian passports for the trader and her infant daughter.

She was charged with two counts of defrauding by false pretence and forgery but the singer best known for her ‘Hakuna Matata’ song pleaded not guilty.

The case has been adjourned to October 4, 2021.

On September 11, the artiste popularly called Ohemaa Jacky who is best known for her ‘Hakuna Matata’ song pleaded not guilty for allegedly defrauding a trader of GH₵150,000 under the pretext of securing her an Italian passport and resident identity cards.

The accused person who doubles as a blogger is also said to have forged two Italian passports for the trader and her infant daughter.

She has been charged with two counts of defrauding by false pretence and forgery.

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Brief facts

The facts of the case are that, in February this year, the complainant and a witness in the case spotted the musician running adverts on social media platforms, purporting to be securing travelling passports and resident identity cards of every country within the European Union at a fee.

The complainant in the case is said to have expressed interest in travelling to Italy and contacted the accused Ohemaa Jacky through her Facebook advertisement.

The musician then promised to secure two Italian passports and two Italian resident identity cards for the complainant and her infant daughter at a fee of €24,000.

The accused further gave her bank account number bearing the name of one Afuah Serwaa Dwamena and another Bank account bearing the name of Lord Men’s Enterprise.

Ohemaa Jacky then requested the complainant to pay the demanded fee of €24,000 into any of the above-mentioned accounts.

The complainant accordingly deposited various sums amounting to €21,000 into the accounts provided by the accused.

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