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Mona Gucci in court over suspected visa fraud

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Ghanaian media personality, Monalisa Abigail Semeha, popularly known as Mona Gucci, has been arraigned before the Accra Circuit Court regarding allegations of visa fraud.

The accused allegedly took GHS103,400.00 from a trader with the intention of using it to help her clients obtain US visas, but she was unsuccessful. The Travel consultant, Mona Gucci was charged with defrauding by false pretenses and entered a not guilty plea.

Under the direction of Mr. Isaac Addo, the court granted her GHS200,000.00 bail with one surety. Her next scheduled appearance is set for December 11, 2023.

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Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Seth Frimpong presented the facts which stated that Mona Gucci lived in Odorkor, Accra, and the complainant, Madam Comfort Obiri, was a trader who lived in Ofankor.

Esther introduced the complainant to the accused in February 2019, claiming that she could help the complainant obtain a visa to enter the United States, according to the prosecution.

In the report, the complainant met the accused in Accra, where she gave her the assurance that, with GHS40,000.00, she could obtain a USA visa.

The prosecution stated that the complainant helped the accused person obtain a USA visa for three of her acquaintances.

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According to the report, the accused tried to obtain the visas by collecting GHS103,400.00 from them but was unsuccessful.

The prosecution claimed the defendant made a pledge to return the money but fell short.

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