Tema West NADMO Boss Charged With Fraud
Lordking Adotey Akrong, a businessman, and Michael Teye Larweh, the Tema West Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), have been brought before an Accra Circuit Court for their alleged involvement in the fraudulent sale of a block of land valued at GH30,000.
Court records state that the two attempted to sell Richard Pomeyie, a businessman, land that was located at an abattoir close to the Toyota Ghana Office in Community 18 in Tema and did not belong to them.
Records show that when Mr. Larweh approached the complainant, he claimed ownership of the land and offered to sell it to him for GH 30,000 if he was interested. The complainant had purchased the aforementioned land from the Tema Development Company and was in the process of developing it to build a washing bay.
The complainant “feigned interest to purchase the land upon suspicion that A1 (Mr. Larweh) is not the owner,” according to the records. The petitioner had agreed with A1 to make an initial cash deposit of GH $20,000 and pay the balance later, the documents state. The police made arrangements with the petitioner after receiving the complaint.
According to the records, Mr. Larweh and the complainant agreed on a spot along Tema Community 18, and Mr. Larweh was detained when he arrived to collect the agreed-upon sum of money.
However, he claimed over the course of the investigation that Lordking Akrong was the one who had sold the land to the complainant and that the latter had sent him to see the complainant on behalf of his accused accomplice. When Mr. Akrong was later detained, he claimed ownership of the land.
Investigations revealed that the disputed land is registered in the name of the LASH Company and does not, as the accused persons claimed, belong to them. Further inquiries showed that Lordking Adotey Akrong first accepted GHS 1,000 from the complaint as part payment of the GHS 30,000 through check, according to the records.
The two were given bail by the court after entering a not guilty plea to the accusations.