Akosua Agyepong ‘Begs’ for Evidence
An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the state to give Highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong all the evidence in the case in which she is accused of allegedly defrauding a businessman the sum of GH¢ 105,000 in a land deal.
The court presided over by…. held that the prosecution must furnish the accused persons all the material evidence the state intends to rely on to prosecute the case.
The order follows a request by lawyer for Akosua to the court this morning.
Lawyer B. T. Agbney said the defence required all statements from both the complaint as well as the witnesses in the trial.
This he argued wound help the accused person to prepare for their defence, a request the court granted.
Earlier, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ms Agnes Boafo had urged the court to give a definite date for the start of the hearing.
Akosua is in the dock with one Frank Agyemang, aka, Killer Boss, a building contractor believed to have both sold the land which allegedly did not belong to them to the businessman, one Jonas Asamoah.
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.
Charged with conspiracy to commit crime and fraudulent transaction of land, the former NAKOREX Group member denied the charges.
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.
The prosecutor said the complainant in the case was a car merchant while Agyemang claimed to be a building contractor.
She explained that in February 2017, the businessman wanted a parcel of land by the roadside to display his cars for sale. As a result, he contacted Akosua Agyapong for assistance.
The musician, the prosecutor said, told the businessman that she had a plot of land for rent, but the businessman wanted an outright sale.
“Later Akosua introduced Agyemang to the businessman as her brother who had a one plot of land opposite the West Hills Mall for sale. The businessman after inspecting the land showed interest,’’ she said.
ASP Boafo added that the highlife maestro assured the businessman that the land was genuine and Agyemang was the rightful owner.
“They then took the businessman to the Lands Commission, went into one of the offices and came out with someone who confirmed that the land indeed belonged to Agyemang, and upon this, the businessman became convinced,’’ she said.
Afterwards, the prosecutor said, the businessman paid GH¢ 105,000 for the land and later gave a Toyota RAV 4 vehicle valued at GH¢ 100,000 to Agyemang for another plot of land.
“When the businessman went to work on the land, another person came to claim ownership of the land with original documents. He reported the matter to the police leading to Akosua and Agyemang’s arrest. Agyemang, however, released the vehicle to the police,’’ the prosecutor added.”
Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher