Two individuals, identified as Justice Mamor, a 43-year-old trader, and Mustapha Alhassan, 61, have been brought before an Accra Circuit Court on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and defrauding by false pretense.
The accused allegedly deceived a farmer into paying GH₵37,000 under the pretext of supplying him with soft drinks but failed to fulfill the agreement.
During the court proceedings, both Mamor and Alhassan pleaded not guilty to the charges. The presiding judge, Mrs. Halimah El-Alawa Abdul-Baasit, granted each accused person bail in the amount of GH₵40,000 with two sureties to be justified.
The court also mandated the accused to deposit their Ghana cards at the court registry and report to the police every two weeks until further notice. The case has been adjourned until February 12, 2024.
According to Police Inspector Rosemond Ayane, the complainant, Mr. Tali Ndibadon, a farmer residing in Kpandai, Northern Region, met Mamor on November 14, 2022.
Mamor, having known the complainant, claimed he could arrange for a large quantity of soft drinks for resale. Subsequently, Mamor involved Alhassan, informing him that the complainant had substantial money and intended to purchase drinks.
Alhassan agreed to collaborate with Mamor, and the duo collected GH₵37,400 from the complainant, promising to supply the agreed-upon soft drinks.
However, after receiving the funds, the accused persons went into hiding. They were apprehended on December 6, 2023, after the complainant encountered Mamor at Agbogbloshie and reported the incident to the police. Both accused individuals admitted to the offense during their caution statement to the police.