Court Chases Chief …Over GH˘25,000 Lotto Debt

Information reaching this paper indicates that a Chief in Apam in the Central Region (name withheld)  has been ordered by a Swedru High Court to sell his properties to defray a debt of GH¢25,000 he owes a lotto operator.

According to the information, the chief who is a regular customer of the lotto operator, Kwabena Obosu begun staking lotto on credit, each time with the hope of winning so as to pay the debt he owed.

However, his inability to settle the lotto operator resulted in him accumulating more debt which run into GH¢25,000, without any concrete attempt to pay back.

Realizing that the Chief was not prepared to pay, Kwabena Obosu, according to our information, filed a suit against the Chief at the Swedru High Court seeking the court’s intervention to enable him recover his money.

The Court granted that the said Chief organize himself and pay the GH¢25,000 in installments. This, the chief failed after paying some percentage of the total amount.

This compelled Kwabena Obosu to file another case in court, in Suit No. 2/41/2015 against the chief for flouting the earlier court order.

According to our information, the Court this time, ordered that the properties of the said chief be sold to enable the lotto operator, Kwabena Obosu recover his GH¢25,000.