Court Gives Bail to a 39-Year-Old Man in Visa Scam

Court Gives Bail to a 39-Year-Old Man in Visa Scam

A 39-year-old man who is a Travel and Tour Consultant, who cheated a trader of his GH¢16,800 beneath the pretext of obtaining a Visa to Canada for him, has been given a GH¢25,000 bail by a Kumasi Circuit Court in Ghana.

Anthony Agyarko, the arrested, pleaded guilty to the charge of cheating by false pretenses and would re-appear in front of the Court controlled over by Madam Lydia Marfo, on 4 November 2019.

Prosecution Details About the Case

Prosecuting, ASP Felix Akowuah, informed the Court that, Evans Appiah, the complainant, in this case, resides at Bantama while the accused lived at Amanfrom, all in the city of Kumasi.

In June the previous year, Evans Appiah who had the purpose of traveling to Canada approached the accused person for assistance in securing a Canadian visa.

Evans Appiah said to the Court that the accused person then collected the stated amount from Evans Appiah and ensured to receive the Canadian Visa for him, but this never happened to date he made false promises and Anthony Agyarko is the sole person behind the whole visa fraud.

The prosecution told the complainant after numerous fruitless attempts to obtain the visa from the accused person, became conscious that he had been cheated and then produced a report to the police in Kumasi directing to the arrest of the accused.

In his warning statement, the accused confessed to the offense but pleaded with the police to provide him some time to refund the entire money.

The accused could not value the promise and be consequently indicted and arraigned.

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