A trader who was accused of writing a bad check has been given a GHC30,000.00 bail with two sureties by an Accra Circuit Court. The offense has been refuted by Goodman Adams. His following appearance will take place on July 27, 2022.
Selassey Kofi Adjokatse, the complainant, was an internal auditor at the Ministry of Defense and was a Tema resident, according to Police Chief Inspector George Nana Akomeah, who testified before the court’s Mr. Kwabena Koduah Obiri Yeboah. Adams, the defendant, is a trader who lives in Tse-Addo in Accra.
According to Chief Inspector Akomeah, the complainant was friends with the accused, and in April 2019, the accused approached the complainant for financial support to invest in his business. The complainant gave the accused GHC30,000.00, which he returned as per the agreement. He claimed that in January 2021, the accused approached the complainant once more seeking financial support for his company. However, the complainant informed the accused that he lacked the necessary funds but would seek assistance from his friends. According to the prosecution, the complainant later told the accused that his friend was willing to lend him the money with a monthly interest rate of 10%. The accused reportedly agreed and received GHC272,526.00.
The Court heard that in February 2021, the accused issued First Atlantic Bank cheque No.065451 with face value GHC113,300.00 to be drawn by the complainant on May 20, 2021, however, the cheque was presented the next day, but it was dishonored. A formal complaint, he said, was lodged with the police, which led to the accused person’s arrest.
The accused in his cautioned statement admitted the offence and stated that he had written a letter to the Bank to stop the cheque, the Prosecutor said. Chief Inspector Akomeah said a report from First Atlantic Bank indicated that the accused did not have sufficient funds in his account.
It was also revealed that the account was not functional and that since the account was opened on February 24, 2017, it had only GHC1,000.00 with few transactions effected. The prosecution said the report indicated that the accused opened the said account as cover up to defraud unsuspecting victims.