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…