For allegedly cheating a businesswoman of the sum of GH 48,000.00, an Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a 45-year-old merchant.
This was stated in a Chronicles Newspaper article published on June 23, 2023.
When the case was called last week, the suspect, whose name is listed in the report as Barikisu Suale, did not appear in court; as a result, the warrant was issued.
The accused reportedly scammed the entrepreneur, whose name is also stated as Agnes Tuffuor, sometime in 2021 by promising that she would deliver 300 pieces of textile from Nigeria if given GH48,000.00, according to testimony presented to the court, presided over by His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah.
The investigation states that Barikisu made the guarantee based on the expectation that the fabric would be delivered within a two-week period.
The complainant was persuaded and gave the accused the money the following day. After being paid, the accused did not deliver the products within the allotted two weeks and instead started playing “hide and seek” with the complainant.
On April 10, 2023, the complainant grew worried and submitted the occurrence to the police for review.
The accused was detained on April 18, 2023, and she confessed to the crime in a statement that came with a warning.
The accused, Barikisu Suale, informed police that after receiving the funds, she handed them to her agent in Lagos, one Osman, so he could procure the fabric. However, when they were carrying the material, they were submerged in water, the accused said.
The accused said he would give the complainant his money back, but he never did. The accused utilised the complainant’s money, according to the court’s findings, to settle personal matters.
The accused was accused and arraigned in court after an inquiry.
On July 10, 2023, the case will now be heard.