Businesswoman charged for an alleged fraud

Accra, Jan. 30, GNA – Essaba Mensah aka Nana Ama, a businesswoman who allegedly defrauded a trader at Teshie of GHc13,000 under the pretext of supplying her a container full of cow hide (Wele) from Kenya appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Monday.
She pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretences and was granted GHC50,000 bail with two sureties to be justified.
The case has been adjourned to February 21.
The Prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kofi Blagodzi said the complainant was a trader who lived at Teshie whilst the accused was a businesswoman at Nungua.
He said on February 2, 2011, the accused approached the complainant saying  that she had a container full of cow hide (Wele) imported from Kenya and therefore needed cash of GHc13,000 to clear the products from the Takoradi Harbour and supplied her with the equivalent amount collected.
DSP Blagodzi said the complainant gave the money to the accused in the presence of a witness Asamoah Worlanyo but the accused failed to honour her promise, went into hiding and all efforts made by the complainant to trace her proved futile.
He said a report was made to the Police, the accused was arrested and detained for investigations.
The prosecutor said the accused in her caution statement admitted the offence and was  subsequently charged with the offence.

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