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Court grants electrical engineer a GH¢150k bail for alleged fraud

An electrical engineer was granted GHS150,000.00 bail with three sureties by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding by false pretense.

One of the sureties must be a public servant, according to the Court.

Professor Nii Odartey Mills, 61, is accused of defrauding under false pretenses, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, who presided over the case, adjourned it till June 14, 2022.

The complainants, Madam Dorothy Adjei Nortey and Mr Samuel Aryee, were a prison officer and a retired civil servant, respectively, according to the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Fuseini Yakubu.

The accused was described as an electrical engineer by the prosecution.

Prof. Mills notified Madam Nortey and Mr Aryee in 2016 that he might help their wards enroll at Monroe Country Community College in Michigan, USA, according to ASP Yakubu.

According to the prosecution, the accused person demanded and received a total of USD4, 500.00 and GHS10,000.00 from Madam Dorothy Adjei Nortey in 2017.

According to ASP Yakubu, the accused also took GHS42,000.00 from Mr Samuel Aryee, which is equivalent to USD4, 200.00.

The money was to be used for "processing and school fees for the complainants' wards," according to the prosecution.

According to ASP Yakubu, the accused person took GHS500.00 from Mr Aryee as travel expenses to speed up the procedure.

The accused arranged an appointment for the applicants at the US Embassy in Accra for their separate visas, however the applicants were denied visas since their applications were not backed by any paperwork from the school in the United States, according to the statement.

According to the prosecution, the complainants addressed the accused, who promised to reimburse the money but never did.

According to ASP Yakubu, a police report was filed and the offender was apprehended.

Further inquiry revealed that the accused person at Monroe County Community College did not process any applications for admission.

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Accra Court Dorothy Adjei Nortey Evelyn Asamoah Samuel Aryee


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