Alhaji Siba Yahaya, the suspect

An Accra Circuit court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a businessman, Alhaji Siba Yahaya, for allegedly defrauding some foreign investors in a more than $1million gold scam.

The bench warrant was issued after Yahaya had failed to appear before the court to which he had been summoned.

The court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh, issued the bench warrant yesterday, following an application by the prosecuting officer, Inspector Eric Pobee, who noted that the defendant was absent from defending the charge against him.


Presenting the facts of the case to the court, Mr Pobee said two investors from the United Kingdom and their business partners were introduced to Alhaji Yahaya in 2020 as a businessman who traded in gold.

The investors indicated their interest in buying gold bars from Yahaya and subsequently travelled to Ghana, on…

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