A businessman Papa Poku Sarpong has been arraigned for allegedly defrauding Mr Kwami Sefa-Kayi, a popular broadcast journalist of $45,600 under the pretext of purchasing two 4×4 vehicles.
Sarpong allegedly took the money in the year 2011 to import the vehicles from the United States for the Peace FM Morning Show most but failed to do so.
Charged with defrauding by false pretences, Sarpong pleaded not guilty.
The Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Jennifer Myles Ahmed admitted Sarpong to bail of GH₡ 20,000.00 with four sureties.
The sureties are to deposit GH₡ 50,000.00 as security at the court‘s Registry.
Sarpong is expected to reappear on August 25 for hearing to commence.
Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alex Odonkor said in 2011, Sarpong who was living in USA, collected the money to purchase the vehicles.
However, after receiving the money the accused person failed to deliver the vehicles and several attempts made by the Morning show host to recover amount had been fruitless.
On July 8, this year, Mr Sefa-Kayi reported the incident to the Police and Sarpong was arrested and in his cautioned statement admitted the offence.