Redeemer Worwu, Managing Director of Castle Gate Estate Ghana Limited on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding an Army Officer of GH¢ 10,800.00 as part payment for a semi-detached house.
Worwu charged with defrauding by false pretences pleaded not guilty, and the court presided over by Ms Ruby N. A. Aryeetey admitted him to bail in the sum of GH¢ 10,800.00 with two sureties.
Worwu is expected to reappear on December 4.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Grace Bandoh said the complainant was Captain Delali Ama Adih, a Military Officer at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Chief Inspector Bandoh said Worwu has an office at Adenta, Accra. In November 2012, Prosecution said the Captain Adih saw an advert on Television which purported that accused person’s company was selling two to three bedroom detached houses on installment basis at Ashyie.
Prosecution said Captain Adih therefore entered into agreement with the company to buy a two bedroom detached house at the cost of GH¢ 108,000.00.
According to the prosecution, the complainant was to pay GH¢ 600.00 over a period of 15 years for the house.
Complainant however has to pay up to 18 months before the house would be allocated to her and as at May 2014, the complainant had paid the sum of GH¢ 10, 800.00 and therefore qualified for the allocation of the house, the Prosecutor said.
Prosecution said six months after paying that said amount, Worwu started giving excuses. Persistent follow-ups from the complainant yielded nothing.
Accused therefore promised to replace it with a parcel of land at Katamanso tothe complainant but failed to do so.
Chief Inspector Bandoh said the complainant petitioned the Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department and accused was invited.
Accused admitted the offence and led the Police to Katamanso and showed two plots to the Police as those he was going to give to the complainant.
Prosecution said Worwu also promised to prepare indenture of the land and hand over same to the Police but failed.