Thirty-four (34)-year self-styled law lecturer, Michael Asante, arrested for allegedly duping 20 individuals of various sums of money, totalling GHȼ79,550.00, was on Friday put before a Kumasi Circuit Court.
He pleaded not guilty and was ordered to be held in jail to make his next appearance on November 17.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Asumadu Okyere-Darko told the court, presided over by Mr. John Ekow Mensah, that the accused collected these monies under the pretext of securing the victims’ jobs and admission into nursing training schools.
Asante held himself as a law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and took cash ranging between GHȼ1,000.00 and GHȼ15,000.00 from the unsuspecting victims between year 2013 and 2017.
An application for bail made to the court by his counsel, Kwabena Obiri Yeboah, was declined.