The accused persons in January 2021 allegedly collected the amount from six victims who are complainants in the case under false pretence of securing their enlistment into the security services of Ghana..
The facts of the case presented by the Prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Bernard are that the first accused person Emmanuel King Opare told his friend Eric Okornoo in January 2021 that he has some protocol slots to enlist people into the security services, hence he should get some people who are interested and ready to pay Ghc7,000 for recruitment, Ghc1,200 for medicals and Ghc1,500 for prospectus, all totalling Ghc97,00.
The witness informed the complainants who eventually paid the monies totalling 58,200 cedis which were handed over to the first accused by the witness in the case together with their documents.
The first accused was arrested at his hideout at Mamfe Akuapem where he mentioned the second accused Elizabeth Manukere as his accomplice.
The accused persons pleaded guilty when put before Koforidua Circuit Court ‘A’ presided by His Honour Kwame Polley.
The judge scolded the accused persons for defrauding victims who could be their children and grandchildren.
The judge admitted the accused persons to a bail sum of Gh30,000 with two sureties each.