Joseph Ofosu, 47, was granted bail in the sum of GH150,000.00 with three sureties, two of whom had to be in the jurisdiction and justified.
The accused was charged with fraudulent land transactions in violation of section 277(2)(a) of the Land Act 2020. (ACT 1036).
Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah presided over the Court, which postponed the case to December 7, 2022.
The prosecution was also ordered by the Court to submit and serve all disclosures and witness statements on the accused.
According to Inspector Cyrus E. Conduah, the complainant in the case was Isabelle Odartey-Wellington, a businesswoman, and Mr. Ofosu an estate agent.
Inspector Cyrus E. Conduah said the complainant in the case was Isabelle Odartey-Wellington, a businesswoman, and Mr. Ofosu an estate agent.
It was stated that Madam Odartey-Wellington, who was searching for a piece of property to buy in December 2021, contacted Ofosu, who offered the woman two plots of land for sale in Pantang for GH360,000.00.
According to the prosecution, Ofosu told Madam Odartey-Wellington that the Afutu Brempong Family authorized him to sell the land.
The report stated, Madam Odartey-Wellington went ahead to inquire about the stated family and discovered that the land in the region belonged to them, thus she chose to make a partial payment of GH194,500.00 to Ofosu.
Madam Odartey-Wellington was said to have gone to the site to begin her development but was chased away by another claimant who told her the Afutu Brempong family had taken over the land.
According to the prosecution, Madam Odartey-Wellington went on the site to begin her development but was chased away by another claimant who told her that the Afutu Brempong family had sold the land to him some years ago.
It was mentioned that Madam Odartey-Wellington phoned Ofosu and told him about her experience, and he began ignoring her phone calls so she reported the incident to the police, who detained him.
In his cautious statement, Mr. Ofosu stated that one Isaac, a member of the Afutu Brempong family, had purportedly authorized him to sell the land.
He did not, however, take the police to find the stated Isaac for arrest.
During the investigation, Ofosu repaid GH20,000.00 to Madam Odartey-Wellington, according to the police.
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