Kwame Fordjour, popularly known as ‘Dr. UN, has been remanded by the district court in Asokore Mampong for organising fake awards.
Her Worship, Portia Molly Sally ordered a medical examination of the accused and stated that, the mental fitness of an accused person is a prerequisite to a fair trial and that it was important for Dr UN to have the mental capacity to understand and appreciate court proceedings.
The court has, however, granted bail to the organiser of one of the country’s most controversial award schemes at the amount of GH¢ 15, 000 with two sureties to be justified.
‘Dr UN’ was arrested on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the premises of Kumasi-based radio station, Hello FM by the Police after an interview.
‘Dr UN’ is facing trial for defrauding by false pretenses from four different complainants.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Mensah, during the months of July and August 2018, the accused, with the intent to defraud, went to the complainants with letters and memorandum to the effect that they won an award from the office of the UN Ghana.
“My Lord convinced about this false representation, the complainants went ahead and paid different sums of money to the accused through his MTN mobile money account and bank numbers,” Inspector Mensa noted.
The Prosecutor told the court that on the 3rd day of August 2018, the complainants gathered at the Great Hall of the KNUST at 6:30 pm in anticipation of a memorable event.
“But after they had waited for more than three hours, complainants became agitated only to be informed that the programme would no longer take place,” he told the court.
Accordingt the prosecution, he was asked to refund the money to the complainants, hence a scuffle ensued and the Police were called where accused was arrested and handed over to the KNUST Police for necessary action.