Prince Tagoe remanded in custody for allegedly defrauding George Boateng of $40,000
Ex-Ghana striker Prince Tagoe has been remanded into Police custody for allegedly defrauding Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng of $40,000.
The 36-year-old was remanded by an Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, despite pleading not guilty.
According to a report by Joy Sports, Tagoe has been charged with defrauding Boateng by false pretense.
The case brief indicates that Boateng wanted to buy a 4×4 Lexus and Tagoe convinced him that he could import the car into Ghana for a sum of $40,000.
However, despite paying the said amount to Tagoe on January 8, 2021, the former Hearts of Oak striker failed to deliver the car.
After months of being unable to buy the car for Boateng, Tagoe finally confessed that he used the money to take care of an urgent personal issue.
Appearing before a court presided over by His Honour Samuel bright Acquah, he was charged with defrauding by false pretense.
Meanwhile, Tagoe has been remanded into police custody until January 4, 2023.