My attention has been drawn to a publication in the Finder newspaper published on Friday, 29th June, 2012 edition, which sought to suggest that my client Mr. Bernard Owusu-Yankey, an I.T. Lecturer of Centre for I.T. Professional Development (CIPD), has defrauded a certain woman by collecting money from her with the intention of sending a container of liquid soap to Liberia to sell, of which he has defaulted in payment. This publication was also aired by the OKAY FM in its newspaper review on that Friday.
The facts are as follows:
1. That Mr. Bernard Owusu-Yankey, acting on behalf of Ascot Group of Companies (Liberia) Ltd., a registered company based in Liberia, entered into transaction with the MD of Kofi Ababio and Sons Ltd (KAS), based at Pantang in Accra, to send liquid soap to Liberia as a way of promoting the KAS liquid soap products in Liberia.
2. That Mr. Bernard Owusu-Yankey has not personally collected any money from any woman to send a container of liquid soap to Liberia.
3. That on Wednesday, 27th June, 2012 Mr. Kojo Ababio, the MD of KAS Ltd., reported a fraud case against Mr. Bernard Owusu-Yankey for selling the products in the container without paying him his due, which is the full cost of the container. But, the said container is still at the Freeport in Monrovia, Liberia, yet to be cleared by the Liberian Company. So Mr. Bernard Owusu-Yankey has not sold the contents of the container and made use of the money, as the publication sought to portray.
4. The case was reported to the Adentan District Police Station. But the two parties have entered into an agreement to settle the case amicably.
These are the facts of the matter.
Frank Bonnya Yankey, Esq.
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