The Prosecutor in the case involving Dr. Richard Fiadomor, a Lecturer at the Maritime University at Nungua, has told WhatsUp News that Dr. Fiadomor is being prosecuted for issuing a dud cheque.
In an interview, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Asameni, explains that the Lecturer is not being prosecuted for fraud per se, even though his offense is a criminal one.
The complainant in the case, Stephen Attipoe, is said to have reported Dr. Fiadomor to the Police for an alleged Ghc 66,000 fraud, but upon review of the issues, the Police had decided to prosecute him for issuing a dud cheque instead.
“He issued a dud cheque after collecting the money, and he has no cars at the Port to clear,” ASP Asameni said.
He also insisted the issuance of the dud cheque was a serious offense hence the arraignment of the Lecturer before the Tema Circuit Court B.
The complainant in the case, Mr. Stephen Attipoe, had reportedly told the Police that Dr. Fiadomor had taken the money from him under the pretext of using it to clear cars at the Tema Port and promising to repay after he had cleared the fleet.
However, after receiving the money, Dr. Fiadomor allegedly resorted to false promises when the time came for him to repay the money.
Allegedly, he had promised among other things to use his providence fund worth GH¢37,000 to repay part of the money he had borrowed from Mr. Attipoe, but later took the money without repaying his debt.
Mr. Attipoe, therefore, lodged a fraud complaint against him with the Police at Tema Community Two (2).
However, as the Police clarifies, Dr. Fiadomor is not being prosecuted for fraud per se, but that he had issued a dud cheque to the complainant and the same was bounced.
The Tema Circuit Court ‘B’, has since admitted bailing in the sum of GH¢70,000.00 with two sureties.
The case has since been adjourned to 2nd July 2021.