Emmanuel Neequaye, a clearing agent who allegedly defrauded a teacher of GH?14,400.00 under the pretext of securing him a Sprinter Bus has been put before a circuit court in Accra on Monday.

Neequaye allegedly told the complainant Bismark Gyamesi that he could get the bus through allocations from the Confiscated Assets Committee (CAC) but failed to do so.

Charged with defrauding by false pretenses, Neequaye has however pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Ms Ellen Vivian Amoah admitted Neequaye to bail in the sum of GH?30, 000.00 with two sureties, one to be justified. He is to reappear on April 16.

The Prosecutor, Assistant Superintend of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo said the accused met the daughter of the complainant during the month of June, 2013 where he introduced himself as an agent who deals in cars.

The complainant?s daughter informed the father about the accused. The Complainant expressed interest in buying a sprinter bus.

The Prosecutor said the complainant together with his wife met Neequaye at his workplace on June 10, 2013.

There upon Neequaye affirmed to the complainant that he could get a sprinter for him at the cost of GH14,400.00 through allocation from CAC.

Gyamesi therefore gave the said amount (GH?14,400.00) to Neequaye, who promised that the vehicle would be delivered to him (Gyamesi) within two weeks.

When the two weeks elapsed the accused was not able to deliver the vehicle and told the complainant that since the vehicle was an allocation vehicle it would take another two weeks for it to be released to him.

The Prosecutor said the second two-weeks also elapsed again without the accused delivering the vehicle to the complainant.

The Prosecutor explained that Gyamesi lodged a complaint at the Nima Police Station on January 9, 2014. The accused was arrested and in his cautioned statement admitted the offence.

After investigation the accused was charged before the court. GNA

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