Police Chases alleged Criminal over Cheque Fraud

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The Greater Accra Regional Police Command is pursuing a suspected criminal with an arrest warrant issued by an Accra Circuit Court for issuing a fake cheque contrary to Section 313 (A) of the Criminal and Order Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29).

The Suspect, Kwabena Ofori, issued the cheque No. 344406 to be drawn by one Samuel Adu, of Forbes Microfinance Ltd. at Osu in Accra on August 4, 2014.

The Court indicated in its determination of the matter brought before it that the Suspect’s act was against the Criminal and Order Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29) when he knew he had no grounds to believe that he had adequate funds in the account to pay the amount specified in the cheque within normal banking business.

The Suspect, Kwabena Ofori according to the Police Report is alleged to have issued the Cheque with face value of Six Thousand, Eight Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢6,800.00) to the complainant which was dishonoured at the bank.

Meanwhile, Kwabena Ofori absconded and was last seen in Osu on 21st June 2015.

The Police is however suspecting him to be hiding in Winneba, Kumasi or Accra.

The police who has the mandate per the Court Warrant to effect his arrest are on the lookout and appealing to the general public to volunteer information regarding his hideouts.

According to the police, “Anybody with information on his whereabouts should contact the Accra Central Police Station, the nearest police station or call 0275997799, police hotline 191 and the Police Crime Fighters MTN/Vodafone Toll Free Number 18555.


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