An Accra Circuit Court, on Tuesday granted four persons GH¢ 90, 000 bail each, with two sureties for alleged conspiracy, defrauding by false pretense, and abetment of crime.
The persons are Clement Agbaglo, Businessman, Ganiyu Alhassan Danjuman, Trader, Jerome Amuzu and Jonh Tawiah Kuadey, both police personnel.
The accused persons are to reappear in court on August 29.
Presenting the facts, Madam Winifred Sarpong, a Senior State Attorney told the court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh that somewhere in the month of April, 2009, the complainant John Peprah visited his business partner, Eric Agyemang.
She said when the complainant got to Eric's residence, he met Alhassan already with him.
She said during conversation, John expressed interest in buying Gold, and Alhassan, who overhead the discussions, said it was too dangerous for them to travel to Obuasi and that he knew one Alhaji, who could supply them with the commodity.
The Prosecutor said based on this information from Alhassan, they decided to abandon their trip and buy the gold from the said Alhaji.
“They asked him to arrange a meeting between them and the said Alhaji,” she added.
She said the meeting was arranged and they all met at Abrantie Spot in Lapaz and at that meeting he introduced Clement as the Alhaji, who could supply them the Gold.
She said the complainant and his partner negotiated the price and arrived at $30,000 per a bar of Gold.
Madam Sarpong said the complainants ordered for three bars of gold from the said Alhaji and it was ready by April, 28, 2009.
She said they arranged to meet at the complainant’s partners house, where Clement and Alhassan arrived with a wrapped substance which they claimed to be one bar of the gold.
Clement explained to them that he only brought part of the gold because he wanted to be sure they had the money to do business.
The Prosecution said at that point the complainants brought out the $90,000 and showed it to them, after seeing the money they demanded for $30,000, so Alhassan could go and bring the rest of the gold bar to, which the complainants obliged.
She said the complainants together with the accused persons were in the room waiting for Alhassan to bring the rest of the gold, when some police officers, including Amuzu came into the room to arrest them for trading in narcotics.
She said Amuzu, who is a brother to Clement, at the time of arrest gave him a push for him to run away and he did with the complainants’ money.
It came out during investigations that the arrest was fake which in the language of the police is called a “close beat."
The arrest was authorised by John and after the operation he received his share of the booty.
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