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Businessman jailed for issuing dud cheques

An Accra Magistrate court has sentenced a businessman to 14 days imprisonment for issuing dud cheques.

Eric Duah was also fined GH¢2,400 or in default serve eight months imprisonment when he appeared before the court, presided over by Mr. Isaac Addo.

Presenting the facts of the case, Sergeant Lois Konadu said the complainant, Mohammed Assad, is a businessman and manager of Soronko (2006) Limited – Ghana, dealers in brand new lorry tyres.

According to Sergeant Konadu in 2011, Duah approached Assad and bought tyres to sell and pay at a later  date.

She said Duah, after selling the tyres, made some cash  payment and issued three cheques  in addition for  Assad to cash as part payment  of  the GH¢6,500  he owed Assad.

Sergeant Konadu said all the cheques Duah issued to  Assad   were dishonoured when they were presented at the bank.

The prosecutor said Assad called and informed Duah of the dishonoured cheques but he went into hiding and disconnected all his contact numbers known to Assad and changed his place of business.

However, on February 25, 2017 at about 10:00am, Assad was on his way to work when he met Duah on the George Bush highway  in Accra.

The prosecutor said Assad reported the case to the police and Duah was arrested and sent to the Tesano police station for investigation.

According to her, Duah admitted the offence and refunded GH¢1,000.