Businessman granted bail for alleged visa fraud amounting to $5,000

Businessman granted bail for alleged visa fraud amounting to $5,000
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A businessman, Faisal Moro Mohammed, has been granted GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sureties by an Circuit Court over allegations of defrauding a woman of $5,000 under the pretext of securing her a German visa.

The 31-year-old businessman denied the charges of defrauding Madam Mercy Sarfo and breaching trust. The case is set to return to court on February 29, 2024.

According to Police Chief Inspector Daniel Danku, Madam Mercy, the complainant, was introduced to Faisal by a travelling agent named Alhaji Razak in 2020. Alhaji Razak informed her of a travel opportunity to through Greece, costing $7,000, including passport and documents. The complainant, showing interest, received a call from Faisal, who claimed he was leaving for to secure German visas within three days.

On May 5, 2023, the complainant met Faisal at station, and they travelled to Nigeria with other clients. Faisal collected $2,000 from the complainant and her Ghanaian passport to initiate the visa process. He later demanded an additional $3,000, prompting the complainant to seek assistance from a witness in Ghana.

The accused person contacted a dispatch rider named Mohammed in Ghana, who collected the additional $3,000 on May 6, 2023. Faisal confirmed receiving the money in Nigeria and collected GH¢2,000 from the complainant as a visa fee. However, he failed to secure the visa, leading the complainant to spend two months in Nigeria before returning to Ghana.

During investigations, Faisal admitted to the charges and pleaded with the police to allow him time to refund the money to the complainant. The court granted bail while the case awaits further proceedings.

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