Ghanaian Musician Mr. Logic Standing Trial For Allegedly Defrauding American Citizen of $21,000 and Ghc 48,000

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Source: Africa Publicity

A Ghanaian musician, Christopher Nelson, also known as Mr. Logic, is on trial for allegedly defrauding an American citizen.

Mr. Logic, according to Ghanaian prosecutors, defrauded an American of $21,000 and Ghc 48,000 respectively.

He made his court appearance at the Dansoman Circuit Court in Accra, where it was revealed by prosecutors that he allegedly collected the monies under the pretext of securing a Ghanaian resident permit for the American citizen but failed to do so.

The suspect, who was represented by by a lawyer, pleaded not guilty to charge of defrauding by false pretense.

He was subsequently
admitted to bail of GHC400,000, with three sureties, two of whom are public servants earning not less than GHC2,000 and living within the court’s jurisdiction.

Additionally, the court indicated that the other surety shall be justified with a title deed.

The court presided over by Halimah El-Alawa Abdul Basit also ordered Nelson to deposit his passport at the Court’s Registry and report to the Police every two weeks.

The Dansoman Circuit Court further directed the prosecution to file disclosures and witness statements for Case Management.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Christopher Wonder, did not oppose bail but prayed to the court that the bail conditions should compel the accused person to appear in court as well as the police pending the final determination of the matter.

Narrating the case, the prosecution revealed that the complainant Khori Edward Lewis is an American citizen residing at Pantang, Accra.

The prosecution indicated that the accused person also resided at Pantang.

According to the prosecution, in May 2023, the complainant and his family visited Ghana and were introduced to one Monica Spence, who claimed to be under the management of Mr Logic’s Music management.

The prosecution added that the accused person during the conversation informed the complainant that, he could get a resident permit issued to him to be able to live and work in Ghana but at a fee.

According to the prosecution, the complainant became interested and that the accused person took advantage and demanded and collected cash in the sum of $21,000 under the pretext of securing a resident permit for the complainant and his family.

Further, the prosecution said the accused person collected GHC 48,000 again from the complainant for taxes payable to the government of Ghana.

The prosecutor added that the complainant carried out his own investigations and discovered that the transaction was not legitimate, and the funds charged by the accused person were unathorised.

On May 11, 2024, the complainant reported the matter to the Police and the accused person was invited many times by the Police through his cell phone to assist in investigations, but he failed.

The prosecution added that investigations extended to the Ghana Immigration Service revealed that the cost of the resident permit was $1,000 per person.

The prosecutor stated that the accused summons was prepared and served on the accused to appear before the Court.

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