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13.01.2020 General News

A-G To Advise Case Of Man Who Allegedly Defrauded UCC

By News Desk
A-G To Advise Case Of Man Who Allegedly Defrauded UCC
LISTEN JAN 13, 2020

A docket on a case of alleged forgery and fraud involving the Managing Director of Tacoa Construction Limited, has been referred to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice and wayforward.

The Managing Director of Tacoa Construction Limited, Henry Tackie was arrested after investigations pointed out that he allegedly presented fake bonds to secure four separate contracts from the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

The Central Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Reuben Asiwoko, told the media that the University of Cape Coast petitioned the Regional Police Command of an alleged fraudulent deal by Tackie, after finding out that he presented fake documents to secure contracts totaling GH ₵ 38.17 million

Mr Asiwoko indicated that Mr Tackie was arrested in Cape Coast and his statement was taken and subsequently charged with forgery of documents and fraud.

“Investigations have been conducted and the docket has been referred to the Attorney-General’s Office for advice,” he stated.

The Regional Crime Officer explained that Tackie allegedly presented the fake documents for contracts including the construction of three-storey regional study centre at Zuarungu in the Upper East Region, the construction of a three-storey multi-purpose building at Cape Coast campus for the College of Distance Education (CoDE), the construction of a three-storey regional study centre for CoDE at Jumapo in the Eastern Region and the construction of office block for the School of Business in Cape Coast.

According to him, the contracts were secured using two different construction companies, namely: Tacoa Construction Limited and Barony Construction Limited, both of which Henry Tackie is the Managing Director.

As a condition for entering the contract, Barony Construction Ltd and Tacoa Construction Ltd were required to submit valid performance securities from a bank or insurance company.

“Barony Construction and Tacoa Construction, ostensibly in fulfillment of the above condition, presented bonds and securities which were purported to have been issued by Société Generale Bank,” he said.

He added that upon investigations by the UCC, Société Generale Bank revealed that the bonds were fake and had not been issued by the bank.

He was arrested on December 12, 2019, but was released the same day on police enquiry bail.

---Myjoyonline.com

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