Agya Koo is to appear before the Accra Circuit Court Monday on charges of conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, migrant smuggling, and defrauding by false pretences.
The popular actor, who was arrested last Friday, was placed in police custody until Monday when he is expected to make his first appearance in court.
Following the arrest warrant issued by the Accra Circuit Court and the subsequent publication in the Daily Graphic of his alleged fraud, Agya Koo reported himself to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service at 10 a.m. Friday, January 18, 20I3.
After the publication of the story in the Daily Graphic, 13 more people have reported to the police that each of them has been defrauded of $1,850 by the popular Ghanaian actor and comedian under the pretext of securing United States of America (USA) visas for them.
Four of the 13 reported the alleged fraud to the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra, while nine others called the police from Kumasi, claiming that they had also suffered from Agya Koo’s alleged scam.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has denied reports that Agya Koo cleverly beat immigration officials at the airport after an arrest warrant for his arrest, was issued by the Accra Circuit Court.
A statement by the Head of Public Affairs of the GIS, Mr Francis Palmdeti, on January 18, 2013, said the service received the warrant for Agya Koo’s arrest at 5.30 p.m. on January 18, 2013, while records at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) indicated that the suspect left the country at 4.36 p.m. the same day.
“Documentary evidence from the Immigration Control at the KIA indicates that the said warrant from the CID of the Ghana Police Service was received at 5:30 p.m., while the suspect left the country on Emirates Airlines at 4:36 p.m. This implies that the suspect had departed one hour before the warrant was handed over to the GIS/KIA,” it said.