A circuit court judge hearing the fraud case against Frank Agyemang, a contractor and musician Akosua Agyapong has warned the contractor would be made to take over the conduct of the case if his lawyer fails show up in court on April 10.
Agyemang’s lawyer has for five consecutive times failed to show up in court for the continuation of the case, something that always forces the trial judge, Mrs. Priscilla Dapaah to adjourn the case.
When the case came up for in court Wednesday, Akosua Agyapong’s lawyer Mr B.T Agbalie informed the court that Agyemang’s lawyer was at the High Court conducting another case, the Ghana News Agency reported.
Lawyer for Agyemang has since January 29 failed to appear before the court to cross examine Jonas Asamoah, the complainant in the case.
Dissatisfied with the conduct of the lawyer, the judge on Wednesday told Agyemang that at the next adjourned date, with or without his counsel, he would be made to cross-examine the complainant.
Akosua Agyapong and Agyemang, also known as Killer Boss, have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and fraudulent transaction of land.
The prosecution said the complainant in the case was a car dealer while Agyemang is a building contractor.
According to prosecution, in February 2017, the businessman who was interested in a parcel of land where he could display his cars for sale contacted Akosua for assistance.
The prosecution said she told the businessman that she had a plot of land for rent, but the businessman wanted an outright sale.
Prosecution said Akosua later introduced Agyemang to the complainant as her brother, who had one plot of land opposite the West Hills Mall for sale.
The businessman, after inspecting the land expressed interest.
The prosecution said Akosua assured the complainant that the land was genuine and that Agyemang was the rightful owner.
“They then took the businessman to the Lands Commission, went into one of the offices and came out with someone who confirmed that the land indeed belonged to Agyemang, and upon this, the businessman became convinced,’’ Prosecution said.
Afterwards, the prosecution said, the businessman paid GH¢105,000.00 for the land and later gave a Toyota RAV 4 vehicle costing GH¢100,000.00 to Agyemang for another plot of land.
“When the complainant went to work on the land, another person came to him claiming ownership of the land with the original documents.
He reported the matter to the police leading to Akosua and Agyemang’s arrest. Agyemang, through his uncle, has released the vehicle to the police, Prosecution said.
Akosua and Agyemang have pleaded not guilty and are on bail in the sum of GH¢160,000.00 with three sureties, one of whom is to be justified.