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23.06.2005 Crime & Punishment

Court remands purchasing clerk

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Mankranso (Ash), June 23, GNA- A magistrate court at Mankranso on Wednesday remanded in prison a 54-year-old purchasing clerk, stationed at Awuakrom near Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North district of Ashanti, for fraud.

Agyemang Sarpong Boateng pleaded guilty and will re-appear on June 28.

Police Inspector Edwin Dei-Offei told the court, presided over by Mr Frank Owusu-Afriyie that last year, Mr Enock Kofi Taah, a purchasing clerk at Akuafo Adamfo, a private cocoa buying company at Awuakrom, gave Boateng 16.8 million cedis to purchase 30 bags of cocoa for the company. The prosecutor said the accused could not purchase the cocoa and did not return the money to Mr Taah.