I Trusted Akosua Agyapong

Complainant Tells Court In GH¢105,000 Land Deal

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The complainant in the GH¢105,000 defraud case against Highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong says he entered the deal with the latter based on trust.

According to Jonas Asamoah, he did not seek the services of a lawyer because of the trust he had for Akosua.

He told the Accra Circuit Court under cross-examination yesterday that the highlife artiste and one Frank Agyemang, aka, Killer Boss, a building contractor failed to give him documents on the land after making some payments.

Jonas stated that he reported the matter to the Police when he realized that the accused persons were no longer answering his numerous phone calls.

Jonas who is also a businessman disagreed with the assertion of J. H. Quist, lawyer for Killer Boss that he reported the case to the police because of the delays in having the indenture to the land.

The complainant again denied the claim by the defense lawyer that he (Jonas) reported the accused persons to the police because he wanted a refund of his monies and the Toyota Rav 4 vehicle worth GH¢100,000 he gave to Killer Boss

Jonas argued that his checks at the Lands Commission revealed that the indenture on the land was in the name of one Dora A. Okyere claiming that he was told the land did not belong to the said Dora.

The court presided over by Mrs. Priscilla Dapaah Mireku further heard that the land belongs to one Asante.

The two are in the dock believed to have sold the land which allegedly did not belong to them to the businessman.

It is the case of the prosecution that the two in the month of February this year at Weija in Accra did purport to make a grant of one plot of land lying at Weija to Mr. Asamoah at a cost of GH¢160,000 which they did not have title to.

Akosua, the former NAKOREX Group member has categorically denied the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and fraudulent transaction of land.

Akosua is currently on bail in the sum of GH¢160,000 with two sureties one to be a public servant earning not less than GH¢2,000 a month.

Agyemang, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted also bail in the sum of GH¢ 160,000 with three sureties, one to be justified.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher

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