A former Black Stars goalkeeper Owusu Banahene has been remanded into custody at the Kumasi Central Prison for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman.
Banahene was remanded by a Kumasi Circuit Court for his failure to meet his bail conditions.
The former premier league side, Asante Kotoko ‘goalie’ has already served seven months of the remand.
Banahene is seeking support to meet his bail condition for his freedom.
He denies the charges leveled against him as he claims he was impersonated.
According to his mother, known as Eno Serwaa, Banahene, and the victim denied knowing each other at their initial appearance before court.
“The victim who is a woman resided outside Accra. Though she did not know my son, she insisted it was Banahene who defrauded her,” she said.
This caught the attention of the court which decided to arrest the victim on their fourth appearance.
The victim absented herself from subsequent hearings. “The court decided to rule out the case but later Banahene appeared before the court for a different crime.
The court revisited the fraud case and remanded him into prison custody after failing to fulfill his fine.
Eno Serwaa told crimecheckghana.org that the player is currently broke and cannot afford the fine. “He does not have anything as I speak. He is to use a landed property as an indemnity for his freedom and that has been difficult,” the sexagenarian said.
Banahene is appealing to the general public to come to his aid.
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