An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to a 28-year-old banker who allegedly took GHS274,000.00 from a business consultant under the guise of investing it for him at TF Finance Service but failed.
The accused is said to have used the money for her own benefit.
Fredricca Appiah, who was charged with defrauding by false pretense, pleaded not guilty.
The accused was granted bail in the sum of GHS300,000.00 with three sureties by the Court presided over by Susana Eduful.
The Court mandated that all sureties be family members.
The Court ordered the prosecution to file and serve all disclosures and witness statements on the accused person’s lawyers.
The case has been postponed until March 7, 2023.
The prosecutor, Police Inspector Teye Okuffo, told the Court that the complainant, Atazona Abdul Rahman Awineyanga, was a business consultant who lived in Achimota, while the accused lived in Burma Camp.
According to the Prosecution, both the accused and the complainant were involved in a business transaction known as “pay off” for a long time.
According to the complaint, on June 7, 2022, the accused approached the complainant and informed him about the investment promotional package that TF Finance Service was launching.
According to the Prosecution, the complainant, who was also a businessman, decided to give it a shot.
According to the complaint, the accused person demanded and collected GHS274,000.00 from the complainant under the guise of investing the money for him.
According to the prosecution, after successfully obtaining the money, the accused person promised the complainant that he would provide him with the investment document once the money had been invested, but failed and went into hiding.
It stated that after the accused person failed to return the complainant’s calls and went into hiding for two weeks, the complainant conducted his own investigation at the TF Finance Office, and the company denied ever embarking on any investment promotional package.
According to the prosecution, the complainant realized he had been duped and filed an official complaint with Nima Police, and the accused was apprehended by Military Police at Burma Camp.
During the investigation, the accused person admitted in a cautioned statement to taking money from the complainant to invest for him.