Alifa Adams is accused of fraudulently collecting GH¢40,000 from the complainant under the pretence of securing four Australian visas for four individuals but failing to do so.
When the court convened, Adams was notably absent, with the defence counsel informing the court that Adams had travelled to South Africa.
However, the prosecution, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Maxwell Oppong, revealed that Adams had been spotted in East Legon, and subsequently requested a bench warrant for his arrest.
Presided over by Mrs. Susana Eduful, the court granted the prosecution's request and issued the bench warrant for Adams' arrest.
The prosecution's case states that the complainant, Peter Nkweke, a media personality residing in Pantang, Accra, met Adams in March 2023 through Michael Asante, an employee at Central Immigration Grace Consult.
Adams purportedly introduced himself as the owner of Central Immigration Grace Consult and promised to secure Australian visas for four people in exchange for GH¢40,000.
In reliance on this representation, Nkweke made the payment to Adams on May 9, 2023.
Subsequently, Adams failed to fulfil his promise of securing the visas, prompting Nkweke to report the matter to the police. Adams was subsequently arrested.
During police interrogation, Adams admitted to receiving GH¢40,000 from Nkweke, asserting that he used the money for visa processing. However, he was unable to provide evidence of the expenditure on the visas.