Chief remanded for fraudulent land transaction


An Accra Circuit Court has remanded Nii Kotey Susubribi I, also known as Kotey Nii Quaye, who claims to be the chief of Abehenease, for fraudulent land transaction.

The chief is facing a similar charge in another criminal case pending before the courts..

Brief Facts

The Complainant, Duke Dugbatey, is the CEO of Mpatuom Farms Limited and resides at Traba, near Amasaman. The Accused, Nii Kotey Quaye is the chief of Abehenease.

On 28th September, 2017, the complainant reported to the police that he bought two plots of land with structures on it from the Accused, at the cost of 95,000 Ghana cedis and was issued with a land document.

The complainant paid cash of 65,000 Ghana cedis and added a Mazda saloon car, valued at 30,000 Ghana cedis.

The Complainant relocated all the structures on the land to a different site, which also cost him 74,000 Ghana cedis.

Some months ago, the Accused confronted the Complainant and told him to stop working on the land because one Alfred Agbosu had taken him to court concerning the same land.

The Complainant demanded a refund of his money but all efforts to retrieve the money proved futile.

Investigations disclosed that, the Accused was aware of the dispute on the land and knew that the said portion had been registered in the name of Alfred Agbosu, but he deliberately sold it to the Complainant.

Nii Kotey Quaye was invited to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Accra, to assist investigations but he failed to appear. Criminal Summons were therefore, served on him to appear before the court.

The Accused pleaded not guilty. The case has been adjourned to 13th November, 2017.





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