Micheal Teye Larweh, the Tema West Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and a company, Lordking Adotey Akrong, have been accused of fraud after participating in the fraudulent sale of land for GH$30,000. The two, according to the court, intended to sell land that belonged to a businessman named Richard Pomeyie and was located at the abattoir next to the Toyota Ghana Office in Community 18 in Tema. According to the reports, the complainant purchased the land from the Tema Development Company and was planning to develop it when the NADMO Director approached him and claimed ownership of the property while presenting him with a GH 30,000 purchase offer.
According to the document, the complainant pretended to be interested in purchasing the land because he believed that A1 (Mr. Larweh) wasn’t the rightful owner. Upon receiving the complaints, the police made arrangements with the petitioner, who had contracted with A1 to make a down payment of GHC 20,000 in cash and a follow-up payment of the balance. According to the affidavit, Mr. Larweh was detained when he promised to meet with the complainant to pay the money. However, according to Dailyguide, “he mentioned Lordking during the investigation as the person who sold the land to him and that he was there to see the complainant on behalf of his accused accomplice.” When Mr. Akrong was later detained, he claimed ownership of the land.
Investigations revealed that the disputed land is registered in the name of the LASH Company and does not, as the accused persons claimed, belong to them. According to the records, further investigations showed that Lordking Adotey Akrong first accepted $1000 from the complaint as part payment of the GH430,000 through check. The two were given bail by the court after entering a not guilty plea to the accusations.