A police officer dismissed for misconduct, has appeared before
the Circuit Court in Accra with two bankers for allegedly
defrauding a Chinese national to the tune of 70,000 cedis.
The officer, Cyril Lumor Frank, was said to have claimed he
could assist to discontinue EOCO investigations into the
activities of the Chinese national, Jianhua Chen, and
Frank and his accomplices Mark Fuakye, a worker with First
Atlantic Bank and Prosper Kwashie Sossie of Energy Bank Ghana
Limited were said to have impersonated one Charles Ofori, an
Officer of EOCO.
They are jointly charged with conspiracy with Frank facing
additional charge of defrauding by false, money laundering, and
The Court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye has
reserved their plea for February 25 when they are expected to
make their second appearance in court.
It further told the prosecutors to put their house in order.
In the meantime, they have been granted 70,000-cedi bail with
two sureties each. The sureties must be gainfully employed and
must be earning not less than 1,500 cedis.
As part of their bail conditions, they are to report to the EOCO
from Monday to Friday in the morning.
Prosecution told the court that Frank is a former Police officer of
the Ghana Police Service who has been dismissed.
Prosecution said the accused persons impersonated Charles
Ofori an officer of EOCO to defraud Jianhua Chen, Chinese in the
sum of 70,000 cedis.
According to prosecution the three accused persons received GH
¢65,000 cedis earlier and shared it among themselves and that
on February 6, this year, Frank was picked up when he went to
take the balance of the 5,000 cedis more.
The prosecution said preliminary investigations revealed that the
three accused persons represented to Jianhua Chen that they
could assist to discontinue an investigation into her activities by
consequently got his accomplices to pose as EOCO officials.