Half Assini Magistrate Fraud case: Jomoro NDC chairman, accomplice granted bail

The were granted a GHC500,000.00 bail with two sureties by the Half Assini Magistrate Court.

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The Joromo Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Gideon Konibah and Deputy Secretary, Mr Augustine Ofori Andoh, have been granted bail in a case they are alleged to have defrauded some fishermen.

The were granted a GHC500,000.00 bail with two sureties by the Half Assini Magistrate Court.

According to the prosecutor, Police Detective Sergeant Richard Amoah, in 2016, the accused persons collected a total of GHs 87,000.00 from some 13 fishermen in the area to provide outboard motors for them.

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They failed to provide the outboard motors, the prosecutor told the court, adding that all attempt by the fishermen to retrieve the money yield no result.

The accused persons were arrested after the Chief Fisherman in the area,  Mr Emmanuel Odwiri, filed a complaint with the police, the prosecutor said.

13 fishermen in the area under the pretext of supplying them with outboard motors but failed to do so.

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