Trader Jailed 2 Years Over False Pretence

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An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced one Ernest Boateng, a Trader to two years imprisonment for defrauding one Charlotte Oppong of an amount of GH 13,100.00Cedis under false pretence.

JailHe is also ordered to compensate his victim, Charlotte Oppong with an amount of GH 7,200.00 Cedis.

The Presiding Judge, Madam Helen Amoah handling the sentence cautioned men who take undue advantage of hardworking and industrious women to be mindful of their act and desist from it, else any man with such a dubious character will not be spared when caught by the law.

Prosecuting, Inspector Isaac Dedoo told the court that the complainant had the zeal to own a car and in2012, she spotteda car whiles in her shop with a ?for sale? inscription on it.

The prosecutor said the complainant then stopped the driver of the vehicle to enquire about it, and the convict told her he was a car dealer.

 

The prosecutor further informed the court that the complainant told the convict about her interest to buy a Toyota Corolla brand of car.

The prosecutor said the convict there and then told the complainant that he has fleet of cars, including Toyota brands at the port which are in the process of clearing.

He said the convict then demanded and collected monies amounting to GH31,000.00 Cedis as the cost of the Toyota brand of car he intends to sell to the complainant after clearing it from the port

The prosecution said both Ernest and Charlotte [convict and complainant] engaged themselves in an intimate relationship, and based on this the convict,Ernest spends days living in the complainants house.

He said Ernest assured a witness in the case who is the complainant?s son about the coming of the car in August that same year, and that he was going to return the complainants money to her and give the car to her for free.

According to the prosecutor Inspector Dedoo, the complainant waited days and months unending in vain whiles the convict kept on giving empty promises about the arrival of the car.

He further told the court that the complainant, Charlotte Oppong terminated the relationship about two months ago, and several calls made by her to the convict, Ernest Boateng for the car proved futile.

The prosecutor told the court that Charlotte, with assistance of some police officers managed to arrest the convict, Ernest Boateng and sent to the police station at East Legon where investigation was conducted into the matter.

The prosecution said the convict admitted collecting GHc 13,100.00, but denied that the monies were meant for the clearing of the complainant?s car.

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