Rev. Dr. Patricia Asiedua made her third court appearance yesterday (17 October 2022), following her detention for allegedly scamming several churchgoers. Agradaa Granted Bail.
As she is often called, Nana Agradaa, showed up in court today looking dejected and without makeup, in contrast to her previous two court appearances since the case started, when she was vivacious and unperturbed. Even though she sang in court today as well, her tone was more melancholy than in her previous performances.
She was granted bail today by Circuit Court 9 Judge Samuel Acquah on the basis that she was referred to Circuit Court 10 on Friday, October 14, 2022 for a new set of allegations and was remanded to appear on October 24, 2022.
Accordingly, Justice Acquah informed the prosecution that giving Agradaa release in the first instance of defrauding by false pretense would have no impact since she would still need to be in police custody in light of Court 10’s remand in the case from the 14th of October 2022.
The police prosecution requested that the court deny Agradaa’s request for bail. She was obstructing their investigations, which was their justification. Additionally, they informed the court that Agradaa’s TV station, Today TV, had declined to provide them with original copies of the footage of the event they had asked for. However, the police did not offer any proof of Agradaa’s interference with their inquiry.
As a result, Justice Acquah granted Agradaa bail in the amount of GHC50,000 with three sureties or guarantors who had to work for the government and earn a minimum of GHC20,000 each month.
Nana Agradaa was represented by a different lawyer in court today, Lawyer Paul Asibi who was led by lead counsel Lawyer George Asamani. During his argument in court to secure bail for his client, Lawyer Paul Asibi explained that per the laws of Ghana both the person who claims they can double your money and the person who sends their money for it to be doubled contravenes the law.
Thus, he submitted that at the right time he will prove that the supposed victims of the alleged fraud also violated the law and must be arrested and brought before the court. Lawyer Paul Asibi further added that when the time is right he will pray the court to order the police to arrest all the complainants in the case.
Lawyer Asibi further told the court that the entire money involved in the alleged scamming case was only a little above GHC2, 000. He, therefore, explained that his client has family and friends who miss her and need her and there was no way she will run away when granted bail. It was based on this argument that Justice Acquah granted Agradaa bail.
Agradaa is to reappear in November for Circuit Court 9 case, after she appears on 24th October 2022 for the Circuit Court 10 case.
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