Former boss of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), Dr Alex Tweneboah has been jailed for two years by an Accra High Court for his involvement in SIM box fraud.
The court presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Botwe also placed a fine of GHC 24,000 penalty on the accused. He will however, face another four months imprisonment if he fails to pay the money.
According to the ruling the leniency of the sentence was also due to the fact that the accused was caught less then six months after he began the illegal business.
In January 2015, Dr Tweneboah caught taking part in SIM box fraud. He was arrested with five others by a joint task force which included the National Communications Authority (NCA), and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
Dr Tweneboah pleaded innocence to two counts of providing electronic equipment without license and possessing illegal devices with intent to commit crime.