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Crime & Punishment Tue, 24 Jul 2007

Trader remanded for using fake currency

Cape Coast July 24, GNA - A circuit court at Cape Coast on Monday remanded Frank Obeng, a 25-year-old trader, for allegedly using fake new Ghana cedis.

His plea was not taken and he would reappear on August 3. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Hope Azasoo told the court that on July 5 Obeng travelled to Abura-Dunkwa from Accra and made a call from a 'space to space' mobile phone operator and paid for the call with GH=A25, with serial number LC 9802476.


A friend of the phone operator advised him to take a critical look at the money because he knew Obeng to be someone who dealt in fake currency.

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He said when the money was checked it was detected to be fake and Obeng was arrested and a check on him revealed four more of the GH=A25 with the same serial number like the one he used in paying for the phone call. 24 July 07

Source: GNA
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