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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 4 February 2005

Source: GNA

Court remands fraudsters

Nkoranza, Feb 04, GNA - The Nkoranza District Magistrate Court has remanded an assembly member and a farmer for defrauding a businessman of five million cedis.

They are Appiah Issah, the assembly member and Kofi Mensah, a farmer.

They will re-appear on February 8 and the police are hunting for a third suspect, Kwabena Anane.

Chief Inspector Augustine Webura of Nkoranza Police Station told the court that in December last year while Mr. Kennedy Adomah, the timber merchant, was on his way to Nkoranza from Kumasi, his car broke down at Bonsu.

The accused persons together with Anane, who is on the run, approached Mr Adomah and told him that they had teak trees for sale and collected five million cedis from him. They failed to supply the trees and Mr Adomah reported them to the police.