Welder jailed over fraud

Kweku Sefa, aka Pusher, is to spend a year jail term after an Accra Circuit Court last Wednesday found him guilty on the charge of defrauding by false pretense.

Sefa, a welder, is said to have defrauded Edward Ofori, a businessman of GH¢ 60,000.00 under the pretext of providing him with two boxes of so-called pipe joint sealants used mainly by engineers but were however, found not to be genuine.

The court further ordered Sefa to pay an outstanding balance of GH¢49,000.00 to the complainant, Mr Ofori.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Agnes Boafo, said the complainant resides at East Legon in Accra.

In February this year, Sefa, who introduced himself as Agyemang and Cisse approached the complainant to supply him two boxes of the so-called products.

The complainant parted with GH¢60,000.00 to the convict and when he went to check, the products were found not to be genuine.

A report was made to the police and Sefa was arrested at a drinking spot at Ayawaso, near Pokuase, Accra.

The prosecution said Sefa explained that he was only asked by one Tugah to collect the amount on his behalf and that he only got GH¢5,000.00 as his share.

 

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