Mohammed Ali a 47-years old has been jailed by two Courts today for defrauding by false pretence.
It was reported that the convict succeeded in defrauding unsuspecting persons in Suhum and Koforidua after posing to be a staff of Barclays Bank.
Ali has been sentenced to serve a jail term of nine years and ten months by Suhum Magistrate Court and the Koforidua District Magistrate Court “A” also sentence him to 12 months jail term today July 30,2019 for duping a mobile money vendor a whooping sum of GHC 4,000.00
The Prosecutor Sargent George Defia, told the Koforidua District Magistrate Court Presided over by His Worship Osei Asibey that, on March 16, 2019, at about 2pm,the convict approached one of the victim -Theodore Abochie, a 20-year-old mobile money vendor who operated close to the Commercial Bank in Koforidua under the guise of being a staff of Barclays Bank and handed over to the complainant a fat brown envelope which he claimed contained huge sum of money to keep for him on deceit that he has knocked down a pedestrian therefore was going to the Central Police Station to write his statement but reluctant to go there with the amount.
After a while, the convict called the complainant on phone to transfer Ghc1,000 on his MTN Mobile money Number 0249089534 which the Complainant obliged.
After some few minutes, he requested another Ghc2,000 then later, an amount of Ghc1,000 through his Vodafone mobile money number 0502091429 under the pretense that he was using the monies to settle the family members of the victim his car knocked so that the case was not sent to court with assurance of repaying from the cash given to the complainant to keep.
The complainant sensing the danger later when the convict was not returning called his mobile numbers several times but all went unanswered. He later noticed the phones have been switched off compelling her to open the envelope to verify its content only to find out that it contained white sheet of papers shaped like currency.
The complainant quickly dashed to the Police Station to lodge an official report but while investigation was ongoing to arrest the convict from his hide out, Police had information the convict was in the custody of Suhum Police command on similar a offence.
The convict Mohammed Ali who is a resident of Allaba in Kumasi have admitted to the offences and was charged accordingly.