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Fake car deal lands man in court
Dr Atsu came into contact with Afedo who claimed he was a car dealer.

Fake car deal lands man in court

A businessman, Lambert Afedo, is before an Adenta Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding a man of GH¢50,495 in a car deal.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Gloria Ayim, Afedo claimed he could purchase three Toyota Vitz cars for one Dr Richard Atsu. The vehicles which were accident vehicles shipped to the Tema Harbour were said to be on auction at the harbour.


The prosecution’s case was that Dr Atsu wanted to start an online taxi business hence his interest in the said cars. However, the accused after receiving the said amount fled.
 Afedo was before the court presided over by Her Honour Sedinam Awo Balokah.
He pleaded not guilty and the case has been adjourned to March 30, 2023 for the parties to present their cases.

Facts of the case

Inspector Ayim, presenting the facts of the case, said the complainant, Dr Atsu, was a medical officer with the Madina Polyclinic in Accra.

She said Afedo was a businessman who resided at Adenta Lakeside, Accra.
According to the prosecutor, in November 2020, Dr Atsu came into contact with Afedo who claimed he was a car dealer.
Afedo was said to have assured Dr Atsu that he had connections at the Tema Harbour and could secure him a car.
Inspector Ayim said in the same month, Afedo led Dr Atsu to the harbour to view and choose from all the accident vehicles that were being auctioned.

Dr Atsu then initially chose two of the said vehicles he intended purchasing.
 At a later time, Afedo claimed he had gone to meet one Hajia who he said was in charge of the auction and that the said Hajia had requested for payment.


Inspector Ayim stated that Dr Atsu then opted to add one more car and made several part-payments of monies which summed up to the GH¢50,495.

“Afterwards, Afedo started giving excuses and claimed one Hajia had instructed one Kofi to get them the cars”, the prosecutor added.

She said Afedo claimed the said Kofi was his classmate and a bodyguard to the president and this caused Dr Atsu to be suspicious and so traced the said Hajia leading him to one Hajia Fati Amadu, an NPP activist. She however denied knowledge of the said transaction and Afedo”, the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor said Dr Atsu then lodged a complaint which led to the arrest of the accused.

“When he was questioned, Afedo claimed he had given the money to one Hajia Ramatu of Tema, Accra and not the Hajia Amadu, the complainant had traced”, the prosecutor said.

She said Afedo failed to lead the police to the said Hajia in Tema and was put before court after 

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