Driver jailed 10 years for fraud
5/15/2012 9:02:04 PM -
Cape Coast, May 15, GNA - There was laughter at a Cape Coast circuit court when a 26-year old driver who had been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment told the court that he was influenced by some evil spirits to commit the crime
Paul Amissah, who pleaded guilty to fraudulent breach of trust and was convicted on his plea, explained that he was pushed by some evil spirits to do what he did.
Paul was accused of selling a Mazda taxi cab with registration number GR 6375 V, belonging to his employer to one Mr Derek Anamaala Tonyire.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Charles Anku told the court, presided over by Mrs. Florence Kai Otu that, on April 29 this year, Amissah called his employer on phone to inform him that he was going to work with the car, even though it was a Sunday.
He said Mr. Tonyire did not decline because it was normal for Amissah to work on Sundays and was expecting him to bring the car back that evening as he normally did.
Chief Inspector Anku said Amissah failed to turn-up with the sales for the day and that the police later had information that the convict had sold the Mazda Taxi cab, worth GH¢ 5,000, for only GH¢3,500 to an unknown buyer at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region and had bought another car with the money from the sale of the cab.
He said Amissah was later arrested at Agona Swedru upon a tip-off and in his caution statement, said a passenger hired him to Yamoransa near Cape Coast and that on reaching Yamoransa, a voice told him to continue to Breman Asikuma and sell the car, which he did.
He said Amissah then bought himself another car with the money and resold it to another unknown buyer.