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18.01.2006 Crime & Punishment

W/R Police CID produces six million cedis

By GNA

Takoradi, Jan 18, GNA - The Western Regional Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday produced six million cedis it was holding on, in response to a court order on Tuesday.

When the case was called, Prosecutor G. Agbemordzi, promptly handed over the amount, which was retrieved in a fraud case to the court. It would be recalled that Mr George Koomson, a Takoradi Circuit Court "B" judge, on Tuesday directed that the CID should bring the money to court or the names of the Police Officers who allegedly kept the money must be brought to court for them to face prosecution. The judge explained that the money formed part of 80 million cedis involved in a fraud case before his court.

"The Police are supposed to be peace officers and I expect them to produce the six million cedis on Wednesday," he said. Mr Fred Akuamoah, who is standing trial for allegedly defrauding a businesswomen of 80 million cedis, told the court that he had refunded 11 million cedis to the police but only 5,000,000 was brought to court.

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