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Dud Cheque Exposes Unemployed Who Tried To Outsmart Victim

Dud Cheque Exposes Unemployed Who Tried To Outsmart Victim

Njonam Wisdom Wagya, unemployed has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly issuing a dud cheque.

Wagya is said to have purchased six motorbikes at a cost of GH¢ 21, 400 and issued the cheque as means of payment but when the complainant sent to the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) to clear, it was dishonoured.

The accused charged with issuing of dud cheque pleaded guilty.

The court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh convicted him on his own plea and remanded him into Police custody but deferred sentence to February 7.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Francis Tassan told the court that the complainant Nimor Jonas is a businessman residing at Dansoman in Accra while the accused resides at Nkwanta in the Volta Region.

Chief Inspector Tassan said in August 2016, a friend of the complainant known as Sadia introduced Wagya as a customer who was interested in purchasing his motor bikes.

Prosecution said Wagya negotiated with the complainant and bought six motor bikes on credit valued GH¢ 21,400 and issued an ADB cheque number 418263 for the amount.

According to prosecution, the amount was to be withdrawn on November 16, 2017.

Chief Inspector Tassan said the complainant agreed to the terms of payment and took the cheque.

Prosecution said when the time was due, the complainant took the cheque to the bank but it was dishonoured.

‘Efforts made to trace the accused proved futile hence a report was made to the Police. In the course of investigations, the Police had information that Wagya had moved from Accra to Nkwanta in the Volta Region.

Investigations led to Wagya’s arrest at Nkwanta,’ the prosecution said.