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THE REPUBLIC v. KWAME AMPONSAH & 6 Ors

(2019) JELR 107122 (HC)

High Court  •  FT/0066/2016  •  18 Apr 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
AFIA SERWAH ASARE-BOTWE (MRS.)

Judgement

JUDGMENT

This case commenced with a charge sheet filed on the 12th of August, 2016. Eventually, a fresh set of charges was brought against the accused persons per a charge sheet filed on the 12th of February, 2017. The accused persons are thus presently charged with the following offences;

• All seven accused persons are charged under Count one with Conspiracy to commit crime namely: defrauding by false pretences contrary to sections 23(1) and 131 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act29/60);

• Under count two, all the accused persons are charged with the substantive charge of Defrauding by False Pretences contrary to Section 131 of Act 29/60;

• On Count Three, Kwame Amponsah (hereafter referred to as A1) and Dr. Christopher Obareke (also spelt as Obareki) (hereafter referred to as A2) are charged with Money Laundering contrary to section 1 of the Anti-Money Laundering.

A1 and A2, who are the ones currently on trial, pleaded not guilty to all the charges brou…

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