SIM box trial: Confusion in court over ex-GREDA boss’ date of arrest

There was confusion at the financial division of the Accra High court Tuesday as both prosecution and defense lawyers in the case involving the former GREDA boss could not agree on when he was arrested.

Dr. Tweneboa and six others were arrested by a joint anti-Telecommunication Fraud Taskforce and the security agencies for allegedly engaging in illegal SIM box operations at Manet Cottage, Spintex Road, a suburb of Accra.

He is facing charges of providing electronic communications service without licence, possessing illegal devices and knowingly obstructing and interfering with the sending, transmission, delivery and reception of communication – charges he has denied.

The prosecution, in its substituted facts sheet, has alleged that Dr. Tweneboa had told the police that he was introduced into SIM box fraud because his business was going bad.

According to Starr News’ Wilberforce Asare who was in court today, Tuesday May 19, 2015, the parties spent several hours arguing over when exactly he was arrested.

Asare noted that the court has tasked a team made up of both sides of the case and the judge to visit the various police stations where he was detained to ascertain the actual date of his arrest and to establish if his initial statement was written under duress.