Businessman In Court For Defrauding Trader

Businessman In Court For Defrauding Trader

A businessman, Edwin Tetteh has appeared before an Accra circuit court for defrauding a trader of GHC12, 000.00 under the pretext of securing him a German visa.

Tetteh also known as Karl, was reported to the police by the complainant, Samuel Kwarteng when he failed to get him the visa as promised.

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Prosecuting police officer, Francis Tarsan told the court presided over by Ms Patricia Quansah, that in 2013, Mr Samuel Kwarteng the complainant who resides at Weija in Accra told his friend Kofi Banini that he wanted to travel outside the shores of Ghana.

Banini in his desire to help his friend Kwarteng, introduced him to Tetteh who promised to assist him secure a Schengen visa so he could travel to Germany.

The Prosecutor said Tetteh and Kwarteng then agreed on GHC12,000.00 as the charge for the visa and service and also an assurance that the visa would be secured within a month.

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Tetteh who is also a self styled travel consultant however, was not forthcoming on his promise until on November 25, last year, he called the complainant to meet him at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at 2:00am, so that he could travel to Germany.

The complainant turned up at the KIA as agreed but Tetteh failed to show up and only called to say that the schedule had changed.

He called the complainant again on December 10, last year, and asked him to meet him at the Airport at 11:00 am. He failed once again to turn up despite several calls made to him; and this time around, Kwarteng lodged a complaint at the police station which led to his arrest.

The court, then admitted Tetteh aka Kweku Annan to bail in the sum of GHC30,000.00 with two sureties and asked him to reappear on January 22.

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