Five Sierra Leone nationals who lured their compatriots into the country and defrauded them of their monies, have been granted a GHC50,000.00 bail with three sureties each, by the Nkawie Circuit Court.
Mariama Sessary, 27, Mohammed Seidu, 29, Joseph Azumah, 27, Abass Iddrisu, 26 and James Bi Kamara, 26, all network marketers, are said to have succeeded in collecting an amount of 20,800 United States dollars from four Sierra Leoneans under the pretext of securing jobs in a mining company in Ghana for them.
They could however, not honour the promise when the complainants travelled from Sierra Leonne to Ghana for the jobs.
They pleaded not guilty and were ordered by the court to deposit their passports with the court’s registry till their next appearance on June 17, this year.
Police Inspector Joseph Nyame, told the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey that, the complainants, Osman Kamarah, Isatu Santigu, Isatu Barrie and Kadiatu Kamarah were citizens and residents of Sierra Leone, while the suspects resided at Abuakwa-Manhyia in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality.
He said within February and March this year, Mariatu Sessary, the first accused, called the complainants to come for a mining job in Ghana and they obeyed.
They were sent to the office of the other four suspects and they were made to pay $750 each.
Inspector Nyame said after several days when the complainants heard nothing from the suspects, they reported the matter to the Abuakwa police who arrested and charged the suspects with the offence after investigations.