Lady, 28, Busted For Defrauding An Immigration Officer
An Accra Circuit Court heard testimony from a 28-year-old woman who reportedly accepted GHC42,000.00 from an immigration officer under the pretense of hiring nine people—his relatives and friends—into the Ghana Immigration Service but was unsuccessful.
Dorcas Twene Amankwah entered a not-guilty plea to the charge of defrauding under pretenses.
She was remanded into police custody by the court, which was presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Essandoh.
On June 27, 2022, the trial will resume.
The prosecution attorney, ASP Fuseini Yakubu, informed the court that the complainant, Mr. Boateng George, is an immigration officer who lives in Assin Fosu, while the accused is a trader who lives in Nsawam.
According to the prosecution, the accused misrepresented herself to the complainant in 2021 by claiming to have a protocol slot for hiring individuals for the Ghana Immigration Service and other security organizations for a cost between GHC7,000.00 and GHC12,000.00.
According to Mr. Yakubu, the complainant expressed interest in the protocol recruitment and paid a total of GHC42,000.00 into the defendant’s Absa bank account at the Sunyani branch, telling the defendant that it was a down payment for the hiring of nine individuals who were the complainant’s family and friends.
Contrary to what she said, the prosecution claimed that the accused was unable to recruit any individuals after receiving the specified sum.
The accused, who was also involved in numerous recruitment scams, was detained and charged, according to Mr. Yakubu.
According to the prosecution, the complainant learned of the accused’s arrest and also reported his case.
According to Mr. Yakubu, the accused revealed in her investigation cautionary statement that she knew the complainant and tried to recruit his family members by taking GHS 30,000 from him, but she was unsuccessful.
According to the prosecution, the case is still being looked into.