Businessman chases Akosua Agyapong, brother in Court over GH¢105,000 'fraud'

Businessman chases Akosua Agyapong, brother in Court over GH¢105,000 'fraud'

Jonas Asamoah, the businessman who was allegedly defrauded by highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong, has filed a civil action against the singer and her brother at the Accra High Court.

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Businessman chases Akosua Agyapong, brother in Court over GH¢105,000 'fraud'

Akosua Agyapong, Highlife musician

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The businessman is seeking to reclaim his money after he accused Akosua Agyapong and her brother, Frank Agyemang, of defrauding him of GH¢105,000 in a land deal.

Jonas Asamoah, in a writ, is pleading with the Court to recover the principal amount plus interests based on the prevailing interest rates of banks from Akosua Agyapong.

The businessman also wants the high court to order the singer and her brother to pay him costs, including the amount he has spent on all legal fees.

The popular musician and her brother are facing criminal charges of conspiracy to commit crime and defrauding by false pretense in a land case at the Accra Circuit Court.

However, the two have pleaded not guilty to the charges and each is on a bail in the sum of GH¢160,000 sureties.

Hearing of the case continues on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Court, presided over by Mrs Cecilia Dapaa Mireku.

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According to the prosecutor, ASP Agnes Boafo, the complainant, a car dealer wanted a parcel of land by the roadside to use as a garage. As a result, he contacted Akosua for assistance.

ASP Boafo said the musician and her brother allegedly conspired and sold a parcel of land opposite West Hills Mall, which apparently did not belong to them to the businessman.

The prosecutor said though the Akosua wanted the land rented out, the businessman expressed interest in an outright purchase after inspecting the land.

Later, Akosua and her brother led the businessman to the Lands Commission where an insider confirmed that the land indeed belonged to Akosua and her brother

Afterwards, the prosecutor said the businessman paid GH¢105,000 for the land and later gave a Toyota RAV 4 vehicle valued at GH¢100,000 to Agyemang for another plot of land.

However, when the businessman later went to work on the land, another person came to claim ownership of the land with genuine documents.

The businessman then reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of Akosua Agyapong and her brother.

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