Ayitey Powers Granted Bail

Ghanaian boxer, Michael Okine, aka Ayitey Powers has been granted after spending three days behind bars at the James Town Police Station.

The 37 year-old boxer cum actor was granted bail on Monday, May 14th, and he has been asked to report to the Police Station on Wednesday.

The former national champion was arrested last Friday for defrauding three people including former Hearts of Oak players Eugene Addo.

BACKGROUND

In July 2014, he was reported to have also defrauded two residents of Kumasi to the tune of $3,500 under the guise of securing them travel documents to Australia.

Kofi Asare and Prince Adjei Sarpong, also known as Nana Yaw, allegedly paid GH¢ 7,500.00 and GH¢ 6,500, respectively, as part-payment of GH¢ 28,000.00 being charged for visas to enable them to travel to Australia for a boxing contest.

Documents purported to have been presented to the Australian High Commission in Accra for visa presents Asare as the boxer while Nana Yaw is the trainer. They were however denied visas because the documents were found to be fake and persistent efforts by the two men to get a refund of their money have failed.

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