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Founder of New Pentecost Vision Church granted bail in GH¢2m property fraud case

January 4, 2024
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Daniel Nkansah, the founder of the New Pentecost Vision Church and a former presidential candidate for the New Vision Party, has been granted bail by an after being held over an alleged GH¢2 million property fraud.

The court, presided over by Mrs Afia Owusuwa Appiah, admitted Nkansah to bail in the sum of GH¢2 million cedis with three sureties to be justified.

His son, Daniel Boahene Nkansah, an accomplice in the case, was also granted bail in the sum of GH¢1 million with two sureties to be justified.

The court ordered the accused persons to report to the police every two weeks, and the case has been adjourned to February 6. Both accused individuals have been charged with conspiracy to commit the crime of defrauding by false pretences.

The allegations involve the accused persons collecting money under the pretext of selling nine properties and houses in various suburbs of but failing to fulfil the purported transactions. The accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court had previously remanded Prophet Nkansah in December last year after issuing a bench warrant for his arrest due to failure to appear before it. His son, Boahene Nkansah, was present during that proceeding, leading to his subsequent arraignment.

During today's proceedings, a team of three lawyers represented Nkansah and his son. One of the defence lawyers sought bail, arguing that the accused were innocent until proven guilty by the court.

The defence emphasized that the matter was civil and was concurrently before the High Court. They asserted that the accused were not flight risks, had cooperated with the police, and were not in a position to interfere with ongoing investigations.

Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, leading the prosecution, did not oppose bail but requested that the conditions ensure the accused individuals' appearance for trial.

The alleged fraudulent activity involved the accused collecting GH¢2,030,000 from one Adam Sadiana for nine properties with buildings, claiming issues at the court related to some of the properties.

However, investigations revealed that the accused did not have any title to the various properties shown to the complainant.

The site plans provided were found to have names of different owners, and the accused failed to produce the holders of the site plans.

In one case, a property with bungalows was discovered to belong to KATECO Senior High School at North Kaneshie, according to the prosecution's findings.

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