Commercial sex worker jailed for swindling mechanic

The commercial sex worker who swindled an Aflao-based mechanic after spending the night with him in a hotel in Accra, has been sentenced to six months in prison by an Accra Circuit Court.

The 22-year-old convict, Ms. Juliet FosuaAkos charged the victim, Mr Godwin Babate who had travelled from Aflao in the Volta Region to the national capital, Accra, to buy some spare parts at AbosseyOkai GH¢50.00 to spend the night with him at the Grand View Hotel, Kantamanto, on January 16, 2020, but ended up stealing all his foreign currency about CFA 2 million (GH¢23,500.00) and a mobile phone worth GH¢1,000.00.

Though she pleaded not guilty to the offence of stealing and was granted GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sureties who should be public servants and earning not less than GH¢1,500.00 a month, the Accra Circuit Court “One” presided by Madam Susana Eduful, however, found her guilty after a full trial and convicted her accordingly.

The prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Ahiabor pleaded with the court to release the GH¢200.00 cash, a silver chain, a gas cylinder and the mobile phone the police retrieved from the convict, to the victim.

MsFosua had earlier told the Railway Police who effected her arrest that she used part of the booty to buy the items and gave the breakdown as follows: That she bought the silver chain at GH¢460.00, a dress at GH¢100.00 and gave GH¢300.00 to her mother but failed to disclose where the rest of the money was.

According to the prosecutor, the victim is still roaming the streets of Accra homeless for the fear that those car owners who gave him the money to come to Accra and buy the spare parts to fix their vehicles, would not spare his life, if he returns to Aflao to give “a situationalreport”on the loss of their money.

The facts are that Mr. Godwin Babate came down to Accra on January 15, 2020 to buy some car parts and decided to engage a prostitute who he could spend the night with so he went to Okaishie in Accra and saw the convict.

Inspector Ahiabor said that in the course of bargaining, Juliet FosuaAkos charged the complainant (Mr. Babate) GH¢50.00 for the night and both of them went to a hotel to sleep.

He said that after the two persons had enjoyed themselves sexually, the victim dozed off so the convict saw it as an opportunity to steal CFA 2,005,000 (GH¢23,500.00) from a wardrobe and an Infinix mobile phone valued at GH¢1,000.00 and sneaked out of the hotel room.

The prosecutor said that when the mechanic woke up the following day at about 4:00am and detected the theft of his cash and mobile phone, he suspected no other person than the commercial sex worker who he enjoyed with at night.

According to Inspector Ahiabor the victim reported the matter to the hotel manager and he (hotel manager) accompanied him to the Railway Police Station to lodge an official complaint leading to the arrest of Ms. Juliet FosuaAkos in her hideout in Accra through the help of another person.

He said that the convict admitted the commission of the offence in her caution statement.

The police retrieved the item which included a silver chain, a gas cylinder, and amobile phone and an amount of GH¢200.00 cash from her.

By Castro Zangina- Tong

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