Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 12 June 2014
A 46-year-old man is in trouble with the law for allegedly duping some people of their monies under the pretext of securing them jobs.
William Kwasi Ahamazie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Job and Talent Hunt International, is said to have collected Ghc16,800.00 from 27 people.
He was put before a Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mr. William Boampong on Tuesday, charged with defrauding by false pretence and he pleaded not guilty.
He was granted a Ghc200,000.00 bail to make his next appearance on June 30.
Police Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang said the accused had in 2010 convinced the complainant, Stephen Okyere, that he could assist him gain employment with the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
The latter became interested, and he was asked to pay Ghc600.00, which he did.
The accused again told him to bring in others eager to join the Police Service, as well as other divisions of the GRA.
Okyere informed 26 other individuals, who fell for the bait, and they each paid Ghc600.00 but after taking the money Ahamazie was not heard of again until the complainant caused his arrest.
The prosecution said the accused in his caution statement admitted taking the monies and promised a refund, but he failed to keep his word.