Accra — Dogbeda Agbetey, a marketing agent, has re-appeared before an Accra Circuit Court after jumping bail. Agbetey is standing trial for allegedly bolting away with an amount of GHC9,000 given to him by one Edem for the purchase of a car. He is charged with conspiracy to steal and stealing, an accusation he has denied.
Narrating his side of the story last Tuesday, Agbetey told the Court that in March 2008, one Edem who hails from the Volta Region approached him that he wanted a Toyota Corolla saloon car to buy and he would be grateful if he could link him to a dealer.
Agbetey said he called a friend by name Moses who in turn introduced him to Noah, a car agent. Noah assured him that he would readily get him the car and asked him to meet him at Dzorwulu Junction for the car.
He said on the 10th November, 2008 the accused met Edem at Dzorwulu Junction and they both waited for Noah who later came driving the car. After examination and bargaining, Edem agreed to buy the car for GHC9,000. However, because the car documents were not immediately available and Edem was also travelling to Ho the next day, he handed over the money to Agbetey who was to go for the car and its documents the next day.
The following day which was a Monday, Agbetey together with a friend by name, Richard met Noah at Dome junction and they all continued to Mc McCarthy Hill for the car and the documents in return for the money.
Upon arrival Noah first alighted and asked the accused to wait for him after he had collected the money claiming that he was going for the documents. He claimed that Noah then called him to move a distance away from the where the taxi had parked. He claimed that was last time he saw Moses.
Agbetey said together with his friend, they traced the taxi driver to his station where they caused his arrest but he was soon discharged because they could not prove that he was part of the conspiracy.
He said after that he called Edem to inform him about what had happened, who on his return to Accra caused his arrest.
The prosecutor, however, denied the account of the accused saying that it was full of lies. The case been adjourned to the 27th of July.