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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Source: GNA

Court grants surveyor bail for fraud

The Tema Circuit Court 'A' on Monday granted bail in the sum of GHS 15,000.00 with one surety to Edward Edah, a surveyor, for allegedly defrauding a storekeeper of GHS12,000.

The court presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei-Marfo granted the bail after he had pleaded guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretence. He will reappear on November 20.

Inspector Adu Kyeremeh, prosecuting, said both Edah and Mr Briandt Hlorlewu, the complainant, reside at Community 13, Lashibi, Tema.

Inspector Adu Kyeremeh told the court that on June 8 the complainant gave GHS 12, 000 to Edah as part payment for a half plot of land at Community 13 valued at GHS 16, 500 but Edah could not provide documents covering the land.

He said on June 20 the complainant had a call from his brother that the four-bedroom house he had built on the land was being pulled down by some people using a bulldozer and Edah could not give any tangible reason for the demolition when contracted by the complainant.

The complainant made a report to the police and Edah was arrested.

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