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Accountant remanded over GH₵69,100.00 scam
An accountant, Frederick Wundowah, and two others are before court for allegedly buying nine doors through an online transaction but ended up defrauding the seller of GH₵69,100.00.
Wondowah who appeared before an Accra Circuit Court last Monday has been remanded for two weeks.
An alleged cheque payment failed after the said doors were delivered to an uncompleted building in Cantonments, Accra.
Facts of the case
According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Maxwell Ayim, Wundowah is a 45-year-old man who resides in Abokobi, a suburb of Accra. The complainant, Lydia Osei, on the other hand lives in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region but had a shop in Jamestown, Accra. The whereabouts of the other two accused persons are unknown , the prosecutor said.
Inspector Ayim said that on January, 9, 2023, Wundowah showed interest in an advertisement online of some doors Lydia had posted. He then contacted her and said he wanted to buy nine pieces of it. She told Wundowah the total price of the doors and an agreement was reached that he was going to pay in cheque.
“Wundowah then provided a delivery guy called Joe who would come for the doors and deliver them to him at an uncompleted building in Cantonment, and the cheque would be deposited. Lydia trusted the deal and delivered the doors from her Jamestown shop,” the prosecutor explained.
Inspector Ayim further said when Joe supposedly got to the location, he told Lydia and showed “evidence” that the said cheque had been deposited. The cheque is said to be a Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), numbered 000107.
However, within three days of the alleged deposit at the Labone branch of CBG, Lydia got a call from the bank that the cheque had been returned to Wundowah. She immediately asked her workers to trace the Cantonment building in a bid to take back the doors but they were long gone.
“Lydia soon realised that she had been defrauded after several calls to Wundowah , Joe and the delivery guy did not go through. She then reported the case at the Jamestown Police Station, the Prosecutor said.
Inspector Ayim said the police during investigations arrested Wundowah at his hideout in East Legon, Accra. Upon questioning, Wundowah said the cheque book was his but had no hand in issuing that particular cheque.
Wundowah has been charged with plotting the said crime and defrauding by lying to Lydia. In court, he pleaded not guilty and has been remanded by the Presiding Judge, Samuel Bright Acquah, in police custody to reappear on February, 7, 2022.