NDC MP Charged With $2.4m fraud

David Vondee, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who has been dragged to court for allegedly defrauding a company of some US$2.4 million.

When dragged to court, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Twifo Atti Morkwa MP is accused of collecting $2.4 million between August 2015 and July 2016 under the guise of selling a tract of land to a private company called, REI Ghana Limited.

Per the facts of the case, Mr. Vondee reportedly presented himself as a Chief Executive Officer of another private company called, Klenam Construction Limited during the transaction.

He is said to have sold the land located at Frafraha in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra Region to REI Ghana Limited, even though the lands reportedly do not belong to him.

He has been charged with two counts of defrauding by false pretence and money laundering.

On the money laundering charge, the charge sheet stated that “David Vondee, between August 2015 and July 2016 in Accra, in the Greater Accra Region, took possession of the sum of $2,400,000 knowing it to be proceeds of crime.”

The AG’s Department said that “knowing that his company had not completed their financial obligations toward their grantors and therefore, had no title to any portion of the land, the accused proceeded to prepare an indenture covering about 20 acres of the land in favour of the complainant’s company.”

The MP was called to respond to the charges on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, where he pleaded not guilty and was reportedly granted bail to the tune of GHC 2 million.

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