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12.08.2004 Crime & Punishment

Designer jailed for issuing dud cheque

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Sekondi, Aug. 12, GNA- A Sekondi Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced Mr. Alex Kwesi Koomson, a 43-year-old designer to one-year imprisonment for issuing a dud cheque. He pleaded guilty.

Police Chief Inspector Joseph Hedidor said the complainant Mr. Steven Abadu, who is a trader resident in Takoradi, told Koomsom in June 2003 that he wanted to travel with him to Europe.

Koomson, asked Abadu to pay 13.5 million cedis to enable him to procure documents and take him along.

Chief Inspector Hedidor said after receiving the money, Koomson asked the complainant to go and wait for him in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, but after waiting for almost two weeks without Koomson showing up, the complainant came to Ghana to demand his money.

The prosecutor said Koomson issued a post-dated cheque to be cashed on September 24, 2003 but when Abadu presented the cheque, it was dishonoured.

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