Alifa Adams denied bail

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A Sunyani Circuit Court has denied granting bail to suspect Alifa Adams also known as Cassidy , who is standing trial for defrauding people in the pretence of securing a reputable mining work for them in Australia.

The court presided over by His Honour, Nii Okaine Sylvester remanded the suspect to police custody to allow the Police Prosecutors to file the cases of the additional complainants and also hand over the facts to the Lawyer of the suspect.

The suspect will re-appear on May 22, 2019.

Background
The complainants in this case invloves a Rev Minister and 69 other persons including traders, nurses, teachers, and civil servants residing in various towns within the Brong Ahafo region.

Alifa Adams ,a.k.a Cassidy claims to be the Chief Executice Officer(CEO) West Shore Recruitment and Travel Agency LTD based at East Legon in Accra.
Between the months of August 2018 and March 2019,the suspect came to Sunyani and announced on some FM radio stations that he is recruiting people to Australia to work in a mining Company called Evolution Mines.
The complainants paid monies ranging from GHC 16,000 to GHC 32,000

The suspect, Alifa Adams is also standing trial at the same court for defrauding another group of people in 2017 with the company named, Global Cash Travel and Tour. He took monies closed to Ghc65000 in the pretence of securing a work for them at Canadan.
The presiding Judge adjourned the case to May 29, 2019.

It would be recall that, Alifa Adams, was the main suspect behind the police recruitment scam in 2014.
On March 1, 2014 news broke that hundreds of young men and women had turned up at five police training depots for enlistment in the Ghana Police Service but left disappointed after they found out it was a scam.

It was found that their recruitment letters, which had the signature of Mr Timbila, were fake and that the purported enlistment was a fraud.

It took the police a hectic time to drive away the victims, most of them university graduates, who had gone to the Kumasi, Koforidua, Pwalugu, Accra and Ho Police depots with their luggage to begin the training.
The victims were said to have paid money ranging from GH¢2,000 to GH¢3,500 to the fraudsters.

Adams, also known as Cassidy or Baaba was earlier arrested with other suspects by the police in connection with his alleged role in the enlistment fraud that hit the country.
A bounty of GH¢5,000 was placed on his head.

 

Source: Ghana/dinpafm.com/91.3




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