Michael Ayittey Okai, aka “Ayittey Powers”, a boxer, has seemed before a Kaneshie District court for allegedly defrauding a constructing contractor of GH¢45,000.
Ayittey Powers allegedly collected the amount to comfortable the contractor an Australian Visa and consist of him in his team for a boxing contest in Australia, but didn’t fulfill his promise.
Ayittey Powers, who become charged with defrauding via pretenses, pleaded not responsible.
The case become adjourned, to March 18, and the court docket presided over by using Ms. Ama Adomako Kwakye, ordered the prosecution to report disclosures.
The court docket rescinded a bench warrant issued for the arrest of Ayittey Powers and admitted him to self-recognizance bail.
Whilst the court docket asked the boxer why he failed to seem in the courtroom on January 18, 2022, he stated he changed into not conscious the case become being heard on the date.
Leader Inspector Lawrence k. Anane advised the court docket that the police knew as the boxer’s telephone quantity, however, his smartphone become off, and attempts to contact him through his sureties have been unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, the legal professional of the boxer prayed the courtroom to admit his client to bail, and was confident that in a month, the accused would settle the case with the complainant.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Anane said the complainant, John Kobina Blessing, resided at Madina, Accra, even as Ayittey Powers resided at Mamprobi.
The prosecution said that last yr, the accused promised to feature the complainant to a group that becomes expected to take part in a boxing contest in Australia if the complainant pays GHC45,000 for the ride.
Leader Insp Anane stated later, the accused allegedly led the complainant to Mavis Quarshie, who became to help in the purchase of a visa for the complainant.
The prosecution stated later Ayittey Powers accrued cash supposed for the visa transaction from Mavis.
Leader Insp Anane stated the complainant pronounced the case to the police while he did now not receive the visa, main to the arrest of Quarshie.
The prosecution stated in the course of interrogation, Quarshie indicated that the accused took the cash from her as soon as the complainant handed it to her.
Chief Inspector Anane asserted investigations demonstrated that there has been no boxing tournament in Australia.