They are scheduled to appear before the Court presided over by Mrs. Ellen Ofei-Ayeh on September 27, 2023, to face charges of conspiracy, fraud, and issuing of a dud cheque.
The complainant, Mr. Ebenezer Martei, is the Proprietor of West Stream Dominion Enterprise and a resident of Dansoman, Accra.
Accused Ibrahim, Yusif (at large), and Simon Muelenga (at large) are all businessmen.
In August 2021, Alhaji Ibrahim and Alhaji Yusif approached the complainant, seeking to purchase 54,000 litres of petrol and 54,000 litres of diesel, valued at GH¢621,000.00. However, they defaulted on the payment.
Despite several efforts to collect payment, Alhaji Ibrahim claimed he had invested the money in a vessel and needed more time.
Later, they introduced Muelenga as a business partner in South Africa and borrowed USD35,000 from the complainant, promising to repay in two weeks. They failed to honour their commitment.
Alhaji Ibrahim issued a Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited Cheque for GH¢621,000.00, which bounced due to insufficient funds.
The complainant reported the case to the police, and the accused went into hiding until Alhaji Ibrahim was arrested in June 2023. Muelenga has refunded USD6,000.
Reporting by Gifty Amofa. Editing by Mariam Aminu.