ASARE-BOTWE (MRS.), J.
The accused was arraigned before this Court charged, per the charge sheet filed on 3rd December, 2013, with the following offences;
• Counts One and Two; Defrauding by false pretences contrary to section 131(1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 and section 123 of the Electronic Transactions Act, 2008 (Act 772)
• Counts Three and Four; Money Laundering contrary to section 1(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 (Act 749) FACTS
The facts of the case as presented by the prosecution are that the accused, Mandy Afari Gyan, established banking relations with the Achimota branch of the Agricultural Development Bank on the 9th of April, 2008 and was assigned account number 117200004662301. The accused after opening the account received foreign remittances from different remitters including the victim in this case, Monica Wenzel, which was contrary to the accused’s mandate.
The accused on the 3rd of December, 2012, received a foreign inflow of nine thou…