Former Ghanaian international Prince Tagoe is said to have been detained and charged with cheating assistant coach of the Black Stars George Boateng of $40,000 in jail.
According to a report from Accra-based Starr FM, Prince Tagoe has been remanded into legal detention until the following year, on January 4, 2023, by the Accra High Court, presided over by His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah.
This occurs after the police prosecutors brought him before the court for arraignment.
According to the report, Prince Tagoe, a former member of Accra Hearts of Oak, duped George Boateng under false pretenses after pretending to be involved in the importation of cars.
According to reports, Boateng was offered the sum of $40,000 to import a Lexus car but neither the car he wanted nor a refund of the money he spent seems to have materialized.
Prince Tagoe, however, entered a not guilty plea to the allegation of false pretense.
The case’s brief facts, as reported by Starr FM, are listed below.
According to the summary of the case’s facts given to the court by the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa, the complainant is the former Ghanaian football player George Antwi Boateng, who now resides in Germany, and the accused is another former Ghanaian football player named Prince Tagoe who also formerly resided in Germany.
The accuser was once a player under the complainant’s management in Germany, the prosecutor claims. In the year 2020, the two parties met in Ghana, and during their conversations, the complainant informed the accuser that he needed to purchase a 4X4 Lexus vehicle.
According to Chief Inspector Asantewaa, the accused individual agreed right away to import the automobile for the complainant for a fee of $40.000.00 USD, which is equal to (GHc265, 200).
She said that on January 8, 2021, $40,000 USD was transferred to the accused’s First Atlantic Bank Account No. 0016531332032, which the accused admitted receiving by calling the complainant to let her know the money had arrived.
The accused then made a pledge to give the vehicle to the complainant on March 30, 2021, according to the prosecutor, but the deadline passed and the accused individual did not fulfill his end of the bargain.
She claimed that after that, the accused called the complainant and begged for an additional two weeks to turn over the car, to which the complainant complied.
She informed the court that even though the two-week period had passed, the accused had not yet been able to import the promised automobile.
He claims that on April 27, 2021, the complaint was sent to Ghana in an attempt to get his car, but it was unsuccessful. When the complainant called to demand his car, the accused allegedly said he was unable to import the car because he needed the money for more urgent personal matters.
The prosecutor claimed that he was obtaining money from his bankers to pay off the obligation owed by the plaintiff. Unhappy with the situation, the complainant reported it to the police, who then detained the accused.
She claimed that over the course of the investigation, the accused admitted to the crime and begged for a few extra weeks to pay the fine, which was allowed.
After the two weeks had gone without the accused paying the amount due, an inquiry was conducted, and the accused was charged with the offense and brought before this court.