Two in court for $10m electronic fraud

| Updated Dec 06, 2017 at 6:08pm



An Accra District court has ordered that two persons alleged to have defrauded some people in America via the internet, be detained by EOCO.

The two accused persons, Maxwell Peter and Babatunde Martins have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and defrauding. Appearing before the Magistrate, Dora Gloria Araba, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offences.

A State Prosecutor told the court that, the two accused persons between the year 2007 and 2016 fraudulently succeeded in receiving ten million dollars from victims in the US, after presenting fake gold bars to them.

The Prosecution again said the accused persons through what is called Business E-mail Compromise, managed to enter into the system of an American Real Estate Agent and diverted funds of two point five million dollars.

In court, Counsel for the alleged internet fraudsters and money launderers requested for bail but arguments from the prosecution in objection finally compelled the court to adjourn the matter until 19th of this month, where there will be a ruling on the bail application.