Popular serial caller Ali Phobia in court for fraud

A forty-seven-year-old businessman and popular serial caller on radio, Ali Yussif Adamu has been charged with fraud by the police at a Kumasi Circuit Court.

He has been accused of defrauding one Kwaku Asante, also a businessman based at Ayigya in Kumasi to the tune of GHC33, 600 under the pretext of helping him to secure an auctioned Mercedes Benz tipper truck and a saloon car.

Adamu, who is based in Accra and also known as Ali Phobia, allegedly collected the money from the victim somewhere in 2014 and has since gone into hiding until his arrest in October last year.

He pleaded not guilty to one count of defrauding by false pretence and the court presided over by Mr John Ekow Mensah, admitted him to a bail of GHC35, 000 with two sureties.

He is to reappear on January 29, 2016.
According to Chief Inspector Felix Akowuah, the complainant is a business man based at Ayigya in Kumasi while the accused person is a resident in Accra and a known serial caller.

He said somewhere last year, the accused person approached the complainant that he could assist him to procure a Mercedes Benz Tipper truck and one Toyota Corolla saloon car at a total cost of GHC33, 600.00.

He said Adamu gave the complainant an account at Stanbic bank into which payment should be made.

Mr Akowuah said Asante dully transferred the money into the said account which was later withdrawn by the accused.

According to him, after withdrawing the money, the accused started giving one excuse after the other and all attempts to retrieve the money proved futile.

Consequently, he said Asante lodged a complaint with the police leading to the arrest of the accused person.

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