MP granted bail over $2.4 million fraud and money laundering case


    David Vondee, NDC Member of Parliament for Twifo Atti Morkwa, has appeared before an Accra High Court (Criminal Court) over $2.4. million land fraud case.

    Vondee charged with defrauding by false pretenses and money laundering $2.4 million cedis, has pleaded not guilty.

    The court presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyere has admitted Vondee to GH₵2 million bail with two sureties to be justified.

    This was after Mr Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, counsel for Vondee, had prayed the court to admit accused bail because he had cooperated with Police.

    According to Mr Tamakloe, the MP had also conducted himself in a manner that showed that he would not jump bail.

    The court adjourned the matter to June 30 and ordered Prosecution to file their disclosures for Case Management Conference.

    Prosecution was led by Mr Richard Gyambiby and Madam Vivian Osei Tutu.

    The Twifo Atti Morkwa MP is alleged to have collected $2.4 million between August 2015 and July 2016 under the pretense of selling a acres of land to a private company called REI Ghana Limited.

    Vondee allegedly presented himself as a Chief Executive Officer of another private company called Klenam Construction Limited during the transaction.

    Vondee is said to have sold the land located at Frafraha in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra Region to the company.

    However, an investigation showed later that Vondee gave the company lands that did not belong to him and also did not return the huge cash when the company demanded their money.