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19-Jun-2016  
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Two persons who allegedly attempted to use fake currency notes to transfer money via mobile money made their first appearance before the Accra Circuit Court on Thursday.

Moses Anku and Mark Kudomor pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit crime and possession of fake currency notes.

Bail

The court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, granted them bail in the sum of GH¢10,000, with one surety each, and ordered them to report themselves to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Failure to comply with the order would result in the revocation of the bail.

The case was adjourned to July 12, 2016

Facts

According to the prosecutor, Chief Superintendent of Police Mr Duuti Tuaruka, Anku is a trader who resides around the Spintex Road, while Kudomor is a data entry clerk who resides at Lashibi. The complainant is a businessman who deals in mobile money transfer in Tema.

On June 12, 2016, the prosecutor said, a young man who is yet to be identified, went to the complainant’s business centre to transfer money but he met the complainant’s wife.

“He went there to transfer GH¢1,000 through MTN mobile money. After she had collected the money and was counting it, she suspected it to be fake notes. She raised an alarm but the young man snatched the money and bolted,’’ he said.

Mr Tuaruka said the next day, Anku went to the same business centre to transfer GH¢800 and met the complainant.

“The complainant suspected the money to be fake notes and when he queried Anku about it,  Anku attacked him to collect the money from him. The complainant raised an alarm, which made Anku take to his heels. He was, however, arrested with the help of other people in the neighbourhood and taken to the Community 18 Police Station,’’ the prosecutor said.

According to him, Kudomor later went to the police station and claimed that he had given the money to Anku to make the transaction on his behalf.

“A total of GH¢1,060 in GH¢20 denominations was retrieved,’’ the prosecutor explained.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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