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TPP Businessman Ohene Djan Aggrey Bentil Remanded For Gh¢1.8M Car Fraud

A self-styled politician and business­man, Nana Ohene Djan­ Aggrey Bentil is in the grip of the Police for alleged fraud. 

The accused who is Chief Executive Officer of N.O.B. Djania Group Limited and The was arraigned before court and has been charged with ten counts of forgery of official doc­uments, issuing of false cheques and defrauding by false pretences to the tune of GH¢1,780,000.00.

The court pre­sided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah refused the plea of his counsel Emmanuel Acolatse to admit him to bail as he was a flight risk.

State prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kofi Anane told the court how the accused managed to swindle his victim of some four cars and sold them off. 

The prosecution said that the­ complainant was one Iddi Mohammed, a car dealer, who sells home used cars at Iddi Fix Garage located at Achimota, while the accused is a resident of Taifa, Accra.

During proceedings on June 13, 2022, ASP Anane revealed that Djan Aggrey Bentil contacted Iddi Mohammed to inquire about the availability of luxury vehicles for purchase.

According to court testimony, Mohammed arranged for the delivery of an unregistered 2018 Range Rover Sports and a 2020 Toyota Tundra, both belonging to Edmund Ohene Kwaku, to Bentil’s residence in Taifa, Accra. Subsequently, the defendant expressed interest in inspecting these vehicles.

ASP Anane outlined that the defendant pretended to be interested in purchasing the aforementioned vehicles and also requested additional cars from Mohammed.

The court was informed that Bentil acquired two additional unregistered cars, a Maserati and a 2018 Range Rover Velar, from Faud Agoro, under false pretenses of intending to buy them.

ASP Anane provided the prices of the four vehicles as GH¢560,000, GH¢370,000, GH¢560,000, and GH¢290,000, respectively, totaling GH¢1,780,000. The defendant agreed to purchase all four cars and requested the original documents for his bankers to assess before making payment.

Upon receiving the documents, the defendant assured to return them post-evaluation by his bankers. 

Subsequently, the defendant issued eight postdated cheques with varying face values, totaling GH¢1,780,000, to the complainant, drawn from the account of N.O.B. Djania Company Bank, set to mature and be withdrawn on June 17, 2022, and June 30, 2022, from ECOBANK and First Atlantic Bank.

ASP Anane stated that the defendant, posing as the importer, fraudulently registered the vehicles at the 37 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) without the consent of the actual owners, and forged transfer ownership letters.

The prosecution revealed that the defendant sold two of the vehicles to Hannah Agyei, Director of Brollen Company Limited, under registration numbers GC 223-22 and GC 2238-22, for GH¢250,000 and GH¢230,000, respectively, and transferred ownership to said company.

Furthermore, the defendant registered the Toyota Tundra as GC 2224-22 without consent and sold it to Chen Wei, transferring ownership accordingly.

Of the eight cheques issued, three were cleared, resulting in a total of GH¢500,000 realized by the complainant.

Upon the complainant’s petition to the Police Intelligence Directorate, the defendant was apprehended. The defendant claimed to have paid for the Maserati and promised to settle the outstanding balance.

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