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Double Trouble for Akosua Agyepong

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Highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong has been hauled before An Accra High Court for allegedly defrauding a businessman the sum of GH¢105,000 in a land deal.

The plaintiff, Jonas Asamoah aside the musician has also sued one Frank Agyeman Badu, a building contractor over the deal.

Lawyers of the plaintiff want the court to recover the total amount Jonas paid to the two defendants as payment for the plot of land.

The plaintiff is also asking the court for interest on the said amount from January 31, this year to till date of the final payment at the prevailing bank rate as well as cost for legal fees.

Although Jonas has dragged the two before Accra circuit court, he has instituted a civil action against the two at the high court.

In a statement of claim Jonas stated that sometime in January 2017 he wanted a parcel of land by the roadside to display his cars for sale and contacted Akosua who had a parcel of land at Tuba near Accra.

He said Akosua’s land was very suitable for his business but while he wanted to buy the land outright she insisted on giving the land to for leasehold.

Jonas stated that the musician introduced Frank to him as her brother who had a one plot of land directly opposite the West Hills Mall which he inspected and showed interest.

The document stated that Akosua assured the businessman that the land was genuine and Frank.

The plaintiff noted that the two defendants took him to the Lands Commission to ascertain the ownership of the land adding that “At the Lands Commission, the first and second defendants went into an office and came out with someone who confirmed that the land belonged to the first defendant (Frank).”

Jonas based on this became convinced that the land really belongs to Frank and so bargained for its sale which came to GH¢160,000.

According to lawyers of Jonas, their client paid GH¢65,000 to Frank in the presence of Akosua a receipt was issued by Frank witnessed by Akosua.

He said he later paid GH¢30,000 to Frank in the absence of Akosua who had by then travelled outside the country but was informed about the payment by Frank.

The plaintiff among other averments stated that he made other two separate payments to Frank, demanding an indenture and a site plan on the land from him.

Jonas’ lawyers claim that the plaintiffs later sold a Toyota Rav 4 vehicle valued at GH¢ 100,000 to Frank. The balance of GH¢55,000 was to offset the payment of land leaving Frank to pay GH¢ 45,000 to him.

Jonas said that Frank offered him another 6 plots of land at Akorti in lieu of the GH¢45,000 or two plots of land near the West Hills Mall for the same price.

The plaintiff said he went to the land he had paid and a man came to warn him that the land was his and never consider himself as having bought same.

He reported the matter to the police after several failed attempts to reach the defendants on phone suspecting hat he had been defrauded.

Source: Jeffery De-Graft/Thepublisher

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