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01.11.2005 Crime & Punishment

Police hunts for accountant

By Daily Graphic
Police hunts for accountant
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The police have mounted a search for the arrest of an accountant working with the Supreme Court who allegedly collected ¢85 million, four sheep and a goat from some litigants, to influence the course of justice.

The accountant, Awuku Mensah, is alleged to have told the litigants that the items would be distributed among the Chief Justice and the justices of the Supreme Court who would be sitting on the case, to tilt the scale of justice in their favour.

According to a source at the CID Headquarters in Accra, there has been a long-standing land litigation case between Abusuapanyin Paa Kwesi and Anin Davies at Takoradi.

The source said judgment was given in favour of the Anin Davies family at the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

It said Abusuapanyin's party was not satisfied so it took the case to the Supreme Court, where they met Mensah, who promised to help them get judgment in their favour.

The source said Mensah told them that he needed ¢85 million, four sheep and a goat to be distributed among the Chief Justice and the justices of the Supreme Court who would be sitting on the case.

A day prior to the judgment, Mensah assured them of victory and told them he had to travel abroad but would return after a month.

Surprisingly, judgement was again given in favour of their opponents and when they confronted Mensah, on his return, for a refund of the money, he started telling stories, so a report was made to the police.

Mensah,who is currently on study leave and said to be pursuing a course at the Institute of Accountancy Training at Asylum Down in Accra, is now on the run and efforts to trace him have proved futile.

The police have, also appealed to members of the public to assist in arresting him.

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