25.03.2004 Tabloid News

Estate Developer before court for defrauding Seaman

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Accra, March 25, GNA- An Estate Developer, David Heward-Mills has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with defrauding Mr Philip Amoah, a Seaman of 80 million cedis under the pretext of selling a house to him.

Heward-Mills pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of 100 million cedis with two sureties to be justified. He would reappear on April 6.

The Prosecution told the court presided over by Mr Williwise Kyeremeh that sometime in December 2002 Mr Amoah, who is resident in Tema, wanted to buy a house and was directed to Heward-Mills.

The Prosecution said Heward-Mills showed to Mr Amoah documents on a house he claimed he had been given the power of attorney to dispose off. The Prosecution said the house was valued at 80 million cedis and Mr Amoah made part payment of 5,000 dollars and Heward-Mills issued him with a receipt.

Mr Amoah travelled to Spain and two months later he paid the remaining 5,000 dollars through his wife.

The Prosecution said when Mr Amoah returned from Spain and demanded the documents on the house, Heward-Mills kept on telling him stories until he became fed up and reported the matter to the Police. 25 March 04

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