15.06.2004 Tabloid News

Senegalese in court for cyber fraud

15.06.2004 LISTEN

Accra, June 15, GNA - John Siby, a Senegalese, on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly creating non-exiting Bank to defraud unsuspecting foreigners.

Siby pleaded not guilty and was granted 40 million cedis bail with two sureties to be justified.

The accused a resident of Taifa would re-appear on July 7. Chief Inspector of Police George Abevelim told the Court that Siby, who is the General Manager of FASTLINK Computers at Taifa in Accra, created a website and advertised a non-existing bank called Savanna Allied Bank, Ghana Limited.

The accused used the website to charge a minimum of 5,000 dollars from unsuspected foreigners.

The Prosecution said the accused, who arrived in Ghana in November 2001, admitted the offence during investigations and that he only charged one Jim Martin, a Nigerian resident in Holland, five million cedis. 15 June 04

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