An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 49-year-old electronic repairer who is accused of giving land to an electrician without proper title. According to reports, the accused took GHC 10,000 from the electrician and showed him an untitled plot of property in Peduase. Lespinasse Yemoh entered a not-guilty plea to the accusation of pretending to grant land without title. He was remanded into police prison by the court, which was presided over by Mr. Samuel Bright Acquah.
The complainant, Mr. Berneth Asiedu, lived in Accra, according to the prosecution, which was led by Chief Inspector Ramata Asumah, while the accused lived in Nsawam. According to the prosecution, the complainant was looking to purchase a piece of land and met the accused in La, Accra, who led him to believe that he could sell him some land. According to the report, the accused allegedly took the complainant to the Peduase area during the discussion and claimed ownership of a sizable piece of land there.
According to the prosecution, the defendant charged GH 35,000.00 for a land that was sold to the complainant. It claimed that as partial payment, the complainant gave the accused person a GH 10,000.00 advance. According to the prosecution, the accused later gave the complainant an indenture on the property, but checks at the Koforidua Lands Commission Office showed that the accused did not actually possess the property in question.
According to the report, the defendant stated, following his detention by the police, that the land was not registered in his name, but that it had instead been registered on his behalf in the name of a friend. According to the prosecution, police efforts to have the accused person lead investigators to the alleged friend had failed.