The Half Assini Magistrate Court has granted a GHs 500,000.00 bail to Gideon Konibah, the Jomoro Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and his accomplice with two sureties to be justified for alleged fraud.
Konibah and Augustine Ofori Andoh, Deputy Constituency Secretary of the NDC, are facing a provisional charge of defrauding under false pretense.
Their pleas have not been taken and they would reappear before court on Wednesday, April 12.
Prosecuting, Police Detective Sergeant Richard Amoah, said from June to August last year, the accused persons collected a total of GHs 87,000.00 from 13 fishermen in the area under the pretext of supplying them with outboard motors but failed to do so.
He said all efforts by the victims to retrieve their monies failed when the accused person could not provide the outboard motors, and therefore lodged a complaint with the Police resulting in the Chairman and his accomplice’s arrest.