An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail of GH₵40,000.00 each with two sureties, one to be justified, to two traders accused of defrauding a farmer. The accused, Justice Mamor and Mustapha Alhassan, are required to deposit their Ghana cards at the Court's Registry.
The traders allegedly took GH₵37,000.00 from Tali Ndibadon, a farmer, under the pretext of supplying him with a quantity of non-alcoholic drinks. The court heard that Mamor denied conspiring with Alhassan to defraud Ndibadon by pretense.
Prosecutors disclosed that the accused persons would make their next appearance on February 12, 2024, after the prosecution was instructed to make disclosures available to them within the next three weeks.
Inspector Rosemond Anyane, prosecuting, informed the Court presided over by Halimah El Alawa Abdul Baasit that Ndibadon, the complainant, was a farmer residing in Kpandai in the Northern Region, while the accused stayed at Konkomba-Accra.
According to Inspector Rosemond, on November 14, 2022, Mamor met the complainant, who expressed the desire to buy non-alcoholic or soft drinks in large quantities to sell at Kpandai. Mamor claimed he knew someone who could supply the drinks.
Mamor also approached Alhassan, informing him that his brother had arrived from the North with ample money, seeking to buy drinks. Alhassan agreed to collaborate, and together, they convinced the complainant to provide GH₵37,400.00 for the drinks.
After receiving the money, the accused went into hiding until December 6, 2023, when the complainant spotted Mamor at Agbogbloshie and caused his arrest. Subsequently, Alhassan was also apprehended.
The two admitted to the offense in their statements to the police. Mr. Sammy Laryea, their counsel, secured bail, emphasizing their fixed places of abode, family responsibilities, and the extended time spent in police custody. Laryea pledged to ensure their presence in court for the trial to establish their innocence.