Visa Fraudster Sentenced To GH¢12,000 Fine

Visa Fraudster Sentenced To GH¢12,000 Fine

Nana Akwasi Asare, an unemployed, has been ordered by a Kumasi Circuit Court to pay a fine of GHC 12,000 following his arrest after duping two persons who he promised acquiring Turkey visas for them.

The two men, Issah Sani and Dennis Anti paid 6,500 cedis to the convict who had promised to assist them to get jobs in Turkey since he was a resident in that country.

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Having succeeded in duping the two, Nana Akwasi vanished and ceased all communication with his victims since the incidence in 2013 and was arrested only on October 21, this year, when the victims received information that, he was spotted at Kormantse, near Saltpond in the Central Region.

The court presided over by Mrs. Helena Vivian Lamptey, therefore ordered Nana Akwasi to pay the fine for duping the two men on the pretext of helping them to travel and acquire jobs.

He would spend eight months in prison should he fail to pay the money.

Nana Akwasi pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretenses but the judged otherwise.


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