agya koo and van viker joni waka Agya Koo set for court

Agya Koo is to appear before the Accra Circuit Court Monday on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, to wit, migrant smuggling and defrauding by false pretenses. The popular actor, who was arrested last Friday, was placed in police custody until Monday, when he is expected to make his first appearance in court.

Following the arrest warrant issued by the Accra Circuit Court and the subsequent publication in the Daily Graphic of the details of his alleged fraud, Agya Koo turned himself in to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service at 10 a.m. Friday, January 18, 20I3.

After the publication of the story in the Daily Graphic, 13 more people have contacted the police, each claiming to have been defrauded of $1,850 by the popular Ghanaian actor and comedian under the pretext of securing United States of America (USA) visas for them.

Four of the 13 reported the alleged fraud to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra, while nine others called the police from Kumasi, claiming that they had also fallen victim to Agya Koo?s alleged scam.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has denied reports that Agya Koo eluded immigration officials at the airport after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Accra Circuit Court.

A statement by GIS Head of Public Affairs Francis Palmdeti issued on January 18, 2013 said that the service received the warrant for Agya Koo?s arrest at 5.30 p.m. on January 18, 2013, while records at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) indicate that the suspect left the country at 4.36 p.m. the same day.

?Documentary evidence from the Immigration Control at the KIA indicates that the said warrant from the CID of the Ghana Police Service was received at 5:30 p.m., while the suspect left the country on Emirates Airlines at 4:36 p.m. This implies that the suspect had departed one hour before the warrant was handed over to the GIS/KIA,? the statement said.

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