An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Yaw Atta Sampong, has remanded Hajia Ayishetu Adamu, a businesswoman, in prison custody on a twenty-five count fraudulent breach of trust.
The accused person, who pleaded not guilty, would re-appear in court on February 24.
Mr Seidu Nasigri, counsel for the accused person, prayed the court to grant her bail, but the application was refused.
He said it was the intention of the prosecution to prejudice the mind of the court, when it cited 1,000 instead of 25 complainants.
He said the prosecution had also painted the accused person as a wicked, bad and dangerous person in the eyes of the court.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Atibilla, told the court to defer taking the plea of the accused person, to enable the prosecution to take complaints from about 1,000 complainants, but the judge refused.
Presenting the facts to the court, ACP Atibilla said the complainants in the case are traders and artisans residing at Amasaman and its environs.
He said sometime in June in 2013, the accused person arrived at Amasaman from Kumasi to establish a fun club called “Gye Nyame Fun Club.”
ACP Atibilla said, the accused person collected monies from the complainants on weekly basis, under the pretext of refunding them at a specific period.
“She tells others that they would be given saloon cars, iron sheets, bags of cement and living room items.” he added.
The prosecution said the accused person succeeded in collecting various sums of money from some complainants amounting to GH₵ 300,000.
ACP Atibilla said after collecting the monies, she absconded, indicating that the accused person refused to pick several calls from the complainants.
He said the accused person’s whereabouts remained unknown, but upon intelligence reports, she was arrested from her hide-out in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, several complainants have been pouring in day in day out with similar complaints.
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