‘Prince of Goals’ remanded into police custody for defrauding Black Stars asst. coach of $40k

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded into police custody a former Ghana international for defrauding Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng of $40,000

Prince Tagoe will reappear before the court on January 4, 2023.

The Hearts of Oak legend pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding the former Netherlands midfielder by false pretence.

According to the prosecutor’s case brief, George Boateng stated that he intended to buy a 44 Lexus, and Prince Tagoe offered to import the automobile for $40,000.

On January 8, 2021, George Boateng paid the aforementioned sum to Prince Tagoe, who acknowledged receipt over the phone.

Tagoe agreed to deliver the vehicle by the end of March, but he failed to do so. He then called Boateng to request an extension of two weeks to deliver the obligation, but he never did so again.

Boateng travelled to Ghana on April 27 to pick up the vehicle, but it has yet to be delivered. Tagoe informed Boateng that he couldn’t keep his pledge because he needed the money to deal with an urgent personal matter.

During the investigation, Tagoe admitted guilty of robbing Boateng of $40,000 and asked for two weeks to pay the money but never followed through. As a result, he was charged and arraigned in court.

 

 

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