Ex-Ghanaian striker, Prince Tagoe popularly known as Prince of Goals has been remanded into lawful custody until January 4, 2023 for defrauding the assistant coach of the Black Stars
Tagoe has been accused of allegedly defrauding former Middlesborough and now assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Antwi Boateng, an amount of $40,000 as revealed by Ghanasoccernet.
The Circuit Court in Accra presided over by His Honour Mr Samuel Bright Acquah remanded the ex-footballer to custody despite pleading not guilty.
The attorney of the accused, Lawyer George Asamani had prayed for the ex-footballer to be granted bail but prosecutor Chief Inspector Agartha Abena Asantewaa denied Tagoe’s plea, claiming he is a flight risk.
According to the case brought to court, Tagoe had agreed to import a 4X4 Lexus vehicle for the former Aston Villa player. The two parties agreed on an amount of $40,000 for the vehicle to be delivered in Ghana.
Tagoe acknowledged receipt of $40,000 from the complainant after the money was sent to First Atlantic Bank Account No. 0016531332032, on January 8, 2021.
However, the vehicle never arrived in Ghana and it’s been two years since the agreement.
The next hearing is expected in January while the player remains in custody.