2 teachers sentenced to 6 years for forging Judicial Service receipts

Two teachers jailed six years each for forging Judicial Service receipt

Two have been sentenced to six years in prison each by an for forging Judicial Service official receipts.

Lordfred Heward Mills, the alleged mastermind, was sentenced in absentia, while Lawrence Ansu Asante, the second accused person, was escorted to jail by the Police.

The court presided over by Mrs. Afia Owusua Appiah, found them guilty of charges including conspiracy to wit uttering of forged documents and uttering forged documents at the end of the trial.

Inspector Wisdom Alorwu led the prosecution, informing the court that the complainant, Eric Ansah Agyei, a Pastor from Aburi, had given GH¢3,500 to the accused persons to be paid on behalf of Jeffery Wilson Ofori, an accused person in a pending case before Circuit Court four.

The accused, now convicts, allegedly hatched a plan to forge an official Judicial Service receipt and failed to remit the money to the court. They sought the services of one Boakye Boateng, who forged Judicial Service official receipts for them.

The convicts submitted a forged Judicial Service official receipt with the number 19/0263336 dated June 11, 2021, and a face value of GH¢3,500 to the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rita Asaah.

Upon presenting the receipt to the court on November 23, 2021, it was rejected, leading to the judge ordering the arrest of the convicts. They were subsequently detained at the Community 18 Police Station for further investigations.

During the investigation, Mills implicated Boakye Boateng, who is currently at large, as the one who provided them with the forged receipts for a fee of GH¢500. The remaining GH¢3,000 was allegedly shared between the convicts.

In their caution statements, the convicts admitted to the offences before an independent witness.

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