Two earlier than courtroom over visa fraud

Two before court over visa fraud

An Accra Circuit Courtroom on Friday granted bail to 2 individuals within the sum of GH¢25,000.00 every with three sureties every for allegedly defrauding 5 individuals of GH¢21,200.00 below the pretext of securing them visas.

In line with the courtroom every one of many sureties ought to be gainfully employed.

Rev. Isaac Anderson, 39, alias “Prof” and Joseph Nii Amu Wellington, 35 had been charged with abetment of crime and defrauding by false pretences.

They each denied the fees and would reappear on February 1, 2019. Two different accomplices, Dadzie Sarpong and Ok Amponsah are at present on the run.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Adizatu Sulemana instructed the Courtroom presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye that the Prosecution witnesses are Doreen Bimpong, Vida Oteng, William Ofori-Atta, Ernest Kwarteng Asare and Jude Quarcoo.

She mentioned the accused are residents of Dansoman in Accra and that between the months of Could and December 2018, Anderson requested Wellington and Amponsah that he may safe visas to folks eager about travelling to Belgium and Canada to work.

The Prosecution mentioned Wellington and Amponsah introduced the complainants to Anderson whereby Wellington then bargained with Asare and Vida to half with a complete sum of USD 8,000 every for all the deal upon which the 2 made an preliminary deposit of GH¢3,000.00 every.

She mentioned Wellington additionally took their passports for use in processing the visas.

She mentioned with the help of Wellington and Amponsah, Anderson additionally succeeded in amassing GH¢3,000.00, from Quarcoo, GH¢2,000.00, from Ofori-Atta, GH¢2,500.00, from Doreen, all to the tune of GH¢13,500.00 on the identical premise.

DSP Adizatu mentioned Anderson gave the victims between one to 3 months to ship the visas however failed.

She mentioned Anderson additionally gave the cellphone numbers of the complainants to Dadzie who requested them to pay GH¢5,200.00 every for his or her airplane tickets.

The Prosecution mentioned Doreen paid GH¢5,200.00 while Vida paid GH¢2,500.00, to Dadzie for the mentioned tickets.

She mentioned in all, GH¢21,200.00 was paid to the accused individuals and their accomplices.

She mentioned later Anderson returned the passports of Quarcoo, Ofori-Atta and Asare to them with out the visas and went into hiding.

The prosecution mentioned on January 8, this 12 months, Ofori-Atta lured Anderson, arrested and handed him over to the Police at Dansoman.

She mentioned Wellington was later noticed on the Dansoman Police Station and was additionally apprehended.

Supply: GNA

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