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A trader who issued two dud cheques with the face value of GH₡21,000.00; and GH₡21,835.00 has been remanded into custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

Charged with two counts of issuing false cheque, Richard Lamptey pleaded guilty.

The court presided over by Mr H. E. Essandoh deferred his sentence to December 21.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Francis Tarsan told the court that the complainant Adelaide Asamoah is a businesswoman residing at Red Top, near Dunkonah while the accused resides at Nyamekye in Accra.

In August this year, the complainant brought some fridge motors from Germany to sell.

Lamptey visited the complainant at her shop in Nyamekye and took delivery of 395 pieces of the fridge motors valued at GH₡21,000.00.

Prosecution said Lamptey who knew he had no money to pay, convinced the complainant to allow one of her workers to follow him to his shop at Kaneshie to collect the money.

When Lamptey reached his shop, he issued two separate post-dated cheques to be cashed on August 4 and 7, this year at the Unibank.

Madam Asamaoh went to the bank to cash the money, and was told that Lamptey had asked that the payment should be stopped.

Prosecution said all effort by the complainant to collect the money had proved futile.

Chief Inspector Tarsan said on November 19, the complainant lodged a complaint with the Police and Lamptey was nabbed at Weija, Nyamekye.

During Police interrogation, prosecution said Lamptey admitted the offence saying he was disappointed by his customers who promised to pay money into his account.
Source: GNA

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