In connection with an alleged GHC4,037,107.32 gold scam, an Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 48-year-old businessman into police prison. On February 1, 2023, George Essandoh—who has refuted the accusation—will return to court. His cohorts, Apostle Emmanuel Marwort, George Sarpong, Jerry Mohammed, and Courage Ambush, are currently on the lam. Efforts are being made to catch them.
Rowland Noble Amedze and Henry E. Paul, directors of Infosight Global Resources Incorporation and professionals in the high tech, solid minerals, and gemstone industries, among others, were the complainants, DSP Evans Kesse informed the court presided over by Mr. Kwabena Koduah Obiri Yeboah.
According to him, in 2021, Mr. Paul connected with a Facebook user going by the name of Apostle Marwort. During their engagement, he claimed to be a businessman who worked for Gold Park Mines, a company that deals in gold in Ghana. According to the prosecution, Marwort also identified Sarpong, who has not yet been detained, as the CEO of Gold Park Mines and Essandoh as the company’s representative.
The court was informed that Essandoh requested and obtained GHC4,037,107.32, or USD 696,125, from the complainant on the pretense of assisting the export of 250 kg of gold to Thailand. Essandoh allegedly neglected to deliver the gold to the complainant after receiving the money, according to DSP Kesse.
He claimed the complainant made numerous attempts to get his money back or the gold, but they were all unsuccessful. Essandoh was detained as a result of a formal complaint being made to the Police, according to DSP Kesse.