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Tag: Fraud

3 in court for allegedly defrauding Emirati of $60,000 in gold deal
Crime, News

3 in court for allegedly defrauding Emirati of $60,000 in gold deal

 • The gavel Two Nigerians and a Ghanaian have been put before the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding a United Arab Emirates national of $60,000 in a gold transaction. The accused are Jacob Sunday Olatunji, a 39-year-old driver and engineer, Israel Olawale Omoley, an architect, and Baffour Abra­ham, currently at large. They have been jointly charged with conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, defrauding and defrauding by false pretences. Olatunji and Omoley have pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court presided over by Mr Isaac Addo has granted them GH¢1 million bail each with sureties each. The court ordered accused to deposit their passports at the court’s registry until directed otherwise. Prosecution told the court that the complainant, Farhad Ome...
Banker grabbed over fraud
Crime, News

Banker grabbed over fraud

A 28-year-old banker, who allegedly took GHS274,000.00 from a business consultant under the pretext of investing it for him at TF Finance Service but failed, has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court. The accused person is said to have used the money for her personal gain. Charged with defrauding by false pretense, Fredricca Appiah pleaded not guilty. The Court presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful, admitted the accused person to bail in the sum of GHS300,000.00 with three sureties. The Court ordered that all the sureties should be family members. Prosecution was directed by the Court to file and serve all disclosures and witness statements on the lawyers of the accused person The case has been adjourned to March 7, 2023. Police Inspector Teye Okuffo, prosecuting, ...
Businesswoman on GHC300,000.00 bail over land fraud
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Businesswoman on GHC300,000.00 bail over land fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted Diamond Appiah, a businessperson, $300,000 in bail with three sureties for allegedly selling a plot of land for USD 30,000 to Ayisha Modi without a title deed. The Court ordered that two of the sureties should be public servants. Diamond, who denied the offense will reappear before the Court on February 8, 2023. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Evans Kesse told the Court that Ayisha Modi who is also a businessperson leaves at Adiringanor, whilst Diamond Appiah stayed at East Legon. He said in 2020, Ayisha who needed to buy a plot of land for a project discussed her need with one Johnson, a witness in the case. DSP Kesse said Diamond who overheard Ayisha’s conversation with Johnson, indicated that she had a plot of land at East Legon H...
Trader granted bail for allegedly defrauding a driver
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Trader granted bail for allegedly defrauding a driver

A 52-year-old trader, who allegedly took GHS 28, 000 from a driver under the pretext of obtaining a Mexican visa for him but failed has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court. He is said to have traveled to Kumasi to attend to his sick mother and used the money to settle her mother's medical bills. Mr Michael Adjei Gyasi, charged with defrauding by false pretense pleaded not guilty. The Court presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful admitted the accused person to GHS 80,000.00 bail with two sureties to be justified with a title document in their name. The case has been adjourned to March 8, 2023. The fact as presented by Police Inspector Okuffo Teye was that the complainant, Mr Sampson Dzelu, was a driver and a resident of Amasaman, while the accused person resided at Taifa....
Hajia4real Arrested For $8m Fraud?
Entertainment

Hajia4real Arrested For $8m Fraud?

A section of Ghanaians on social media are asking questions to ascertain whether truly musician and socialite Hajia4real has been arrested for fraud in the United Kingdom (UK). This follow reports flying that she has been apprehended by American security agencies in the UK. Per the unconfirmed report, the socialite was allegedly arrested on Friday November 11, 2022 afternoon in connection with a whopping USD 8million theft that occurred during her stay in the USA. Hajia4Real was said to be on ‘red list’ in the USA for some time now as efforts were being made to arrest her. Her apprehension in the UK, according to information sighted by DGN Online is reportedly a joint operation between the security agencies of both countries. Another report also suggested she was picked...
Former Formula One supremo Ecclestone charged with fraud
Sports

Former Formula One supremo Ecclestone charged with fraud

Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been charged with fraud over a failure to declare more than 400 million pounds ($477 million) in assets he held overseas to the British tax authority, prosecutors said on Monday. The Crown Prosecution Service said Ecclestone, 91, faced one count of fraud by false representation. "This follows a complex and worldwide criminal investigation by HMRC's Fraud Investigation Service," said Simon York, Director at the Fraud Investigation Service of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The first hearing in his case is due to be held on Aug. 22 at London's Westminster Magistrates Court. Soure: Reuters
Nigerian influencer ‘Hushpuppi’ faces 20 years in a US jail after admitting to fraud
Entertainment

Nigerian influencer ‘Hushpuppi’ faces 20 years in a US jail after admitting to fraud

A Nigerian influencer who amassed millions of Instagram followers posting images of his luxury lifestyle and motivational messages has admitted being a con-man. Ramon Abbas, 37, who is known to his fans as Hushpuppi or the Billionaire Gucci Master, has admitted to conning at least $24million out of businesses around the world including $1million meant for a children's hospital in Qatar. His other targets included a Maltese bank and several companies linked to an unnamed Premier League football club, the FBI says.+6 Abbas - who grew up the son of a taxi-driver father and bread-seller mother in a poor town near Lagos before moving to a penthouse in Dubai - now faces spending the next 20 years of his life behind bars in the US. Ramon Abbas, 37, known to his online f...
Nigerian police chief indicted in U.S. over ‘Hushpuppi’ fraud
World

Nigerian police chief indicted in U.S. over ‘Hushpuppi’ fraud

A Nigerian police chief has denied involvement in what a U.S. indictment describes as an elaborate scheme to defraud a Qatari businessperson of more than $1 million, masterminded by a celebrity fraudster known as "Hushpuppi". Abba Kyari, a high-ranking officer who has received multiple honours, was one of six people indicted over the alleged scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California. [https://bit.ly/3iYE8DD] Kyari, who is in Nigeria and faces a U.S. arrest warrant, denied any wrongdoing in a statement on his Facebook page on Thursday. The Nigerian police force said in a statement it had ordered an internal review of the allegations. Nigeria has long struggled to control the problem of financial scams, often perpetrated by...
NDC MP charged over $2.4 million fraud granted ¢2m bail
Politics

NDC MP charged over $2.4 million fraud granted ¢2m bail

The Member of Parliament for Twifo Atti Morkwa in the Central Region, David Vondee, has been granted bail to the tune of two million cedis by the High Court in the case where he has been accused of allegedly defrauding a company. The NDC MP, according to the prosecution, sold lands that did not belong to him to a private company called REI Ghana for an amount of 2.4 million dollars. He is accused of failing to return the money after it came to the notice of the company that the lands were not his. The case has been adjourned to the 30th of June by which time the prosecution is expected to have filed their witness statements and made available to the MP all documents they intend to use as evidence in the trial. Details of the case  The MP has been charged with ...
New twist to Hushpuppi, accomplice’s ‘fraud’ case
Entertainment

New twist to Hushpuppi, accomplice’s ‘fraud’ case

Afriend of Hushpuppi, Woodberry, is due to face his Disciplinary Hearing next month for the mobile phone he was found illegally in possession of on December 3rd, 2020. This is a prison-based hearing where a further investigation is expected to find out how the phone got into the prison. Also, because the evidence was uncovered from the phone showing Woodberry’s participation in a $2.1 million BEC fraud and buying of over $300,000 of hacked Bitcoin wallets from the Russian underground website, he is likely to face further criminal charges in addition to his current ones lodged at United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Standard prison procedure is to put the offender in solitary confinement until his disciplinary hearing where he will have to answer how he...