GIS recruitment scam woman in court

Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra Jan. 24, GNA –
A Caterer accused of collecting GH¢52,050.00 under the pretext of enlisting 44
persons into the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) but failed has appeared before
a Circuit Court in Accra.

Mercy Amevor is
alleged to have collected between GH¢800.00 and GH¢1,800.00 from the 44 victims.

Charged with
defrauding by false pretenses, Mercy pleaded not guilty.

The court presided
over by Mrs. Helen Ofei admitted Mercy to bail in the sum of GH¢52,050.00 with
two sureties one to be justified. The sureties are to be gainfully employed.

The accused person
is to report to the Police every Friday.

The court further
directed the Police investigator to conduct further checks on the accused
person’s fixed place of abode and the prosecution was to also file his
disclosures within 10 days and witness statement also within 14 days.

The matter has been
adjourned to February 17.

Defense counsel Mr.
Samuel Ofori prayed the court to admit Mercy to bail because she is a single
mother and that she attended court this morning on her own.

Mr. Ofori said Mercy
had a fixed place of abode at Spintex and she is currently nursing her
bedridden mother.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Nyamekye opposed to the grant
of bail to the accused person saying it was the Police that arrested the
accused and brought her to court two days ago.

According to ASP
Nyamekye the Police granted her to bail because the court did not sit at that

The prosecution said
the accused person committed the offence in Accra and absconded to Takoradi
Anagye Estates.

He prayed the court
to remand the accused into lawful custody and that they would fast track the
hearing of the matter.

The case as narrated
by the prosecution was that the Emmanuel Kwabena Yeboah, an accountant, is the
complainant and a resident of Dansoman in Accra.

He said in September
2018, Mercy who knew the complainant informed him that he could assist the
complainant’s brother to be enlisted into GIS.

Prosecution said the
complainant gave the accused person GH¢800.00 and afterwards, Mercy informed
the complainant to look for others who may be interested in also being

The prosecution said
the complainant organized 44 persons who paid between GH¢950.00 and GH¢1,800.00
all totaling GH¢52,050.00 and gave the amount to the accused.

Prosecution said
after Mercy collected the money she could not assist the 44 persons to be
enlisted into GIS.

He said the matter
was later reported to the Police and accused was arrested.

The Prosecution said
during Police interrogation, Mercy said she gave the monies to one Mr. Mensah
but failed to lead the police to the said person.


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