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Ex-Ghana star Prince Tagoe in custody for alleged fraud

Ex-Ghana star Prince Tagoe in custody for alleged fraud
Former Ghana football star Prince Tagoe was remanded into police custody on Wednesday by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng of $40,000, according to Accra-based radio station Starr FM.

To the court presided over by His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah, the former Hearts of Oak player pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding the former Netherlands midfielder by false pretense.

According to the prosecutor’s case brief, George Boateng stated that he wanted to buy a 44 Lexus, and Prince Tagoe offered to import the car for $40,000.

On January 8, 2021, George Boateng paid the aforementioned sum to Prince Tagoe, who acknowledged receipt over the phone.

Tagoe promised to deliver the vehicle by the end of March, but he failed to do so. He then called Boateng to request an extension of two weeks to deliver the obligation, but he never did so again.

Boateng traveled to Ghana on April 27 to pick up the vehicle, but it has yet to be delivered. Tagoe informed Boateng that he couldn’t keep his promise because he needed the money to deal with an urgent personal matter.

During the investigation, Tagoe admitted guilt of defrauding Boateng of $40,000 and pleaded for two weeks to pay the money, but never followed through. As a result, he was charged and arraigned. 


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