An Accra Circuit Court granted bail to a mother and son for fraudulent transactions and committing illegal damage.
Elizabeth Acquah, a 55-year-old lady, and John Prince Danso, a 31-year-old male, are both unemployed.
They pled not guilty to the accusations that were brought against them.
Elizabeth was given 50,000 bails with two sureties to be justified by the Court presided over by Afia Owusuaa Appiah, while John Danso was also granted 30,000 bails with two sureties to be justified.
The case has been rescheduled until November 29, 2022.
The prosecution, Police Inspector Wisdom Alorwu, informed the Court that the complainant, Victor Essel, is a development Officer who lives in Teshie.
Inspector Alorwu stated that in 2021, Elizabeth sold a plot of property in the Spintex Road area to the complaint for $170,000.
According to the prosecution, after completing full payment, the complainant began erecting a fence wall around the area, and on February 2, 2022, the complainant visited the land and discovered that Danso had destroyed the fence wall valued at $10,000.
According to the prosecution, the complainant discovered after further research that the aforementioned land belonged to Elizabeth’s husband, who had been separated from her for 22 years and all land records were still in his name.
Inspector Alorwu stated that the complainant approached the spouse for permission, but he refused, making it impossible for the complainant to develop the site.
According to the prosecution, the complainant subsequently sought a refund from Elizabeth, but she was unable to do so.
Inspector Alorwu stated that the complainant then filed a complaint against the suspects, who were later apprehended.
During the inquiry, Elizabeth said she contributed to the purchase of the land and used the funds to educate one of her boys in school, according to the prosecution.
Danso also claimed his father had given him power of attorney over the land, according to Inspector Alorwu.