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28.01.2009 Crime & Punishment

Trader in court for Fraud

By gna
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An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday granted
bail to a 40-year old trader Benedicta Gyamena who presented false cheque

of GH¢7,500 cedis to Nestle Ghana Limited for payment of various items she

had bought.
He is to reappear on February 10.
Chief Inspector Ben Darfour said on September 9, 2008, Mr Peter Agyekum,

a sales executive officer at Nestle Ghana Limited, met Gyamena at Agbogbloshie and introduced herself to him as a businesswoman who dealt in Nestle products and she needed some to buy.

According to the prosecutor, the two exchanged phone numbers and the next day at about 0800 hours, Gyamena called Mr Agyekum and requested to buy Milo, carnation milk, ideal milk, and cerelac. Mr Agyekm met her at a spot she had described at Agbogbleshie and delivered the items to her.

After handing over the items to Gyamena, she issued a UBA cheque with a face value of GH¢7,500.00 cedis for payment.

However, when the cheque was presented for clearance at the bank on the same day, it was detected to be fake.

Mr Agyekum rushed back to the spot where he offloaded the items but could not meet Gyamena. All efforts to trace her proved futile until September 9, 2008 when he spotted her at the James Town Police Station.

She was arrested and handed over to the police.

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