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Crime & Punishment | Jun 22, 2004

Nigerian fraudster remanded

GNA

Accra, June 22, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Elizabeth Ankumah on Tuesday remanded Henritch Amaefule, 38, a Nigerian Businessman in custody for allegedly dealing in fake currency and residing in Ghana without permit.

Amaefule pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison custody to reappear on July 6.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector George Abavelim told the Court that Amaefule, residing at Ofankor an Accra suburb, was arrested on June 12 following a tip off that some Nigerians in the area were dealing in the printing of fake currencies.

He said during a search conducted in Amaefule's room quantities of papers cut to the size of the United States dollar and covered with some black substance among other documents, which read Economic Feasibility report and Stejoa Mining Limited were found.

The Prosecutor said the Police found out that the accused was living in the country without a permit.

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