A claim of visa fraud has brought Monalisa Abigail Semeha, better known as “Mona Gucci” in the entertainment world, before an Accra Circuit Court.
Allegedly, the defendant obtained GH¢103,400.00 from a merchant pretending to obtain US visas for her customers, but her plans were unsuccessful.
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 GH¢200,000.00 bail with a single surety.
Her next scheduled performance is set for December 11, 2023.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Seth Frimpong presented the facts, which said that Mona Gucci lived in Odorkor, Accra, and the complainant, Madam Comfort Obiri, was a trader who lived in Ofankor.
According to the prosecution, in February 2019, the complainant was presented to the accused by a woman named Esther who claimed to be able to get a visa for the complainant to enter the United States.
It stated that when the complainant saw the defendant in Accra, she gave her the assurance that
She might pay GH¢40,000.00 to have a USA Visa obtained for her.
According to the prosecution, the complainant introduced the accused to three persons in order for her to obtain a USA visa for each of them.
It stated that the accused attempted to get the visas and took GH¢103,400.00 from them, but was unsuccessful.
The prosecution said the defendant made a pledge to reimburse money but fell short.