Crime & Punishment of 2014-05-14

Businessman arrested for defrauding GIPMA students

Personnel of the Commercial Crime Unit of the Police Service have arrested a businessman, Prince Elorm Dor for allegedly defrauding the Students' Representative Council (SRC) of GIMPA to the tune of Gh¢45,000.

The Executive Director of Dor Consult, based in Accra, entered into a contract with the SRC to produce customized diaries, pens and key holders to be distributed to students early this year but failed to deliver the items after the said money was paid to the company.

Following a formal complaints by the SRC at the Police Headquarters, Mr. Dor was detained and charged for alleged fraud, when he turned himself in.

He claimed in his statement to the Police that he had contracted his Chinese partners to produce the souvenirs but there had been a hitch in the delivery.

However, investigations by the Police revealed that Mr. Prince Elorm Dor had not done so as he had alleged.

The case is expected to be heard at the Cocoa Affairs Court 7, on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Some aggrieved GIMPA students last month demanded accountability from their executives over the delay in supplying the items.

They also accused the SRC president, Benjamin Essuman of allegedly embezzling the funds.

The SRC then moved to clear its name and lodged a complaint with the police after several failed attempts to get Mr. Dor to deliver the items.