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02.01.2005 Crime & Punishment

Court remands assemblyman in police custody

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Mampong (Ash), Dec 31, GNA - A Mampong High Court has remanded the assemblyman for Nyinapong in the Sekyere West District, Eugene Dwomoh, for defrauding by false pretence and he will reappear on January 06, 2005.

The Mampong Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Kwaku Ayeso Opare-Addo, said the suspect was arrested following complaints made by two people accusing him of defrauding them of various sums of money.

He said in 2002 the Otuasekan Rural Bank in Mampong was attacked by armed robbers during which one Kwaku Agyemang was injured. The bank gave Mr Agyemang 200,000 cedis as compensation. But Dwomoh went to the mother of Agyemang, Madam Afua Krah, and told her that he could assist her son to claim 10 million cedis as insurance from the bank.

The suspect took 400,000 cedis from Madam Krah as his fee and disappeared but was arrested two years later. Mr Opare-Addo said Dwomoh again collected 300,000 cedis and a mobile phone from one Kwaku Manu, a driver, with the pretext of buying him a sim card.

He later told the driver that the phone was missing but police investigations proved that he had sold it.

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