The Ejisu District Court in Ashanti presided over by Mr. Kwaku Baah Frempong has granted bail sum of 250 thousand Cedis with three sureties to the Queenmother of Hwereso, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, Nana Yaa Mansah for allegedly defrauding by false pretence.
In addition, she is to report herself to the Ejisu Divisional Police CID between 9am and 3pm every Monday. Two other accused persons who are the sons of the Queen mother, Nana Akwasi and Stephen Gyimah were not present in court and a Bench Warrant has been issued for their arrest.
The complainant of the case, is a business woman, one Mary Armah. Briefing the Court on the facts of the case, the Prosecuting Officer, Chief Inspector Victoria Afaribea Mensah, explained that in 2018, Nana Yaa Mansah and her two sons conspired and succeeded in collecting 200 thousand Cedis from Mary Armah under the pretext of allocating to her five and a half acres of land for building purposes at Donaso in the Ejisu municipality.
According to Chief Inspector Victoria Afaribea Mensah, after collecting the amount, they led her to a parcel of land at Donaso which they claimed was part of the Stool Land.
When the complainant started developing the land, she was stopped by officials from the Free Zones Authority as it was a portion of the Boankra Inland Port area acquired by the Government.
The complainant then went to the Queen mother to demanded a refund of her money or be given an unencumbered land but this did not yield any fruitful result. The complainant on the 5th of May this year, made a formal complaint to the Ejisu Divisional CID.
Chief Inspector Victoria Afaribea Mensah said checks by the Ejisu Divisional CID at the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission proved that, the parcel of land sold to the complainant falls within the enclave of the Free Zones Authority.
The case has been adjourned to the 16th of this month to be withdrawn to a higher Court since the amount involved is huge.
Story by GBC