- The police detected the scam months after the Indian businessman had been deported
- A Ghanaian accomplice who aided the businessman is currently standing court trial
A Ghanaian employee of an Indian company has been granted GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sureties for forging documents of Jai Communication and tendering it at the Registrar General’s Department.
According to the police report, the suspect, George Dankwa Otempong has since denied conspiracy to commit crime, forgery of an official documents and tendering forged documents.
His accomplice, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, the managing director of the company has been deported, while the suspect will re-appear in court on May 29, 2018.
Police Chief Inspector Francis Tassan told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Sachin Nambeear, the prosecution witness, is an international businessman and resident in India.
Francis Tassan said Sachin is the owner and Director of Jai Mai Communication, located at Laterbiokorshie in Accra, while accused persons; Otempong and Sivaram are secretary and director respectively of the same company.
A police account states that George Otempong was employed as a clerk and Sivaram as the director whereas their colleague, one Robert Quartey was the secretary of the company.
The prosecution said in 2010, the two accused removed Quartey from office as the secretary of the company, and George Otempong acted instead without the employer’s knowledge.
He said in July 2017, Nambeear visited Ghana and during regular checks, he detected that his signature had been forged on one of the company’s forms from the Registrar General Department for re-registration.
However, Sachin Nambeear who became suspicious of the move made a formal report to the police for investigation, where the two suspects were invited for questioning.
Upon thorough investigations, Sivaram was found to be involved in a similar case, and he was subsequently deported and Otempong was arraigned before court.
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Source: Yen Ghana