An unfinished three-bedroom home with a GH$150,000.00 value that was allegedly damaged by a 37-year-old motorist has been given bail by an Accra Circuit Court. The man accused of inflicting unauthorized damage, Mr. William Feehi Okpoti, entered a not-guilty plea.O kpoti was granted GH400,000.00 in bail with four sureties by the court presided over by Ms. Evelyn Asamoah.
The court further ordered that one of the sureties provide justification with real estate or other assets worth the bail amount. March 13, 2023 has been set aside for the case. The complainant, Mrs Jennifer Naa O. Odoi, was a sales executive officer who lived in Labadi, according to Police Chief Inspector Benson Benneh, while Okpoti lived in Teshie Tsuibleoo.
According to the prosecution, Okpoti was the complainant’s late father, Mr. Francis Odoi Okpoti’s, younger brother. According to the complaint, the complainant’s grandfather left a landed estate in the Teshie Tsuibleoo Aluway neighborhood. With the help of her deceased father and a case witness, all of the complainant’s siblings, including Okpoti, were given portions of the land for residential use.
The prosecution said that before he passed away, the complainant’s father began construction on a three-bedroom house on his portion of the property and raised it to window level. According to the report, Okpoti, who also had a stake of the subject property, went to the father of the complainant’s land, interfered with a construction project there, and then sold the property to a businessman named Frank Amoako.
According to the prosecution, the complainant visited the property owned by her late father on November 14, 2022, and discovered that all current projects, including a three-story building on the property, had been ruined. According to the report, the complainant brought the issue up with her uncles and aunts, as well as the family head. Okpoti was repeatedly summoned by the family head to address the situation, but he chose not to comply. According to the prosecution, Okpoti was taken into custody after a report was filed with the police.
According to the report, the accused admitted to the police during questioning that he sought a GH8,000.00 loan for three of the complainant’s siblings, but when they failed to pay him back, he sold their father’s farm for GH133,000.00 to cover the debt.