A serial Lebanese gold fraudster is currently standing trial at a Circuit Court in Accra for $140,000 gold fraud in Ghana.
According to reports, the suspect identified as Naji Khalil, who has been banished from Lebanon is a standing trial for frauding a Businesswoman, Kadija Khatir, an Algerian Citizen resident in France to the tune of $140,000.
Although the victim is out of the country, her Business partners in Ghana took the matter up to make sure that Naji Khalil is jailed.
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in Ghana has been petitioned to investigate the case.
During the investigations, Mr. Naji admitted receiving the money but claimed they later gave the money to Abraham Moh’d Mazen Faouri their accomplice.
Upon receiving the said amount Mr. Naji issued a receipt to Madam Kadija to acknowledge the receipt of the 138,000 USD.
All the three suspects decided to ignore the calls of Madam Kadija (Victim).
They also went further to issue a threat that if she ever set her foot in Ghana they will hire a Nima boy for $100 to kill her.
In other news, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reacted to the sentencing of 13-year-old Umar Farouq to 10 years in prison for blasphemy. Umar was handed the jail sentence by Aliyu Kanu, the same judge who passed a death sentence on Kano musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for blasphemy, after being found guilty of using “disparaging language on Allah” during a disagreement with his friend.
Peter Hawkins, UNICEF representative in Nigeria who released a statement condemning the court sentence, insisted that it contradicts the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child which Nigeria ratified in 1991. He also called on the Kano state government to urgently reverse the sentencing.
“The sentencing of this child –13-year-old Omar Farouk to 10 years in prison with menial labor is wrong. It also negates all core underlying principles of child rights and child justice that Nigeria and by implication, Kano State – has signed on to.
“The sentence is in contravention of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child, which Nigeria ratified in 1991. It is also a violation of the African charter on the rights and welfare of the child – which Nigeria ratified in 2001, and Nigeria’s Child Rights Act 2003, which domesticates Nigeria’s international obligations to protect children’s right to life, survival, and development.”
Source: Naa Ayorkor