Ghanaian boxer, Ayittey Powers has denied claims by two people who have accused him of, defrauding them of Ghc14,000 .00, under the pretext of securing travel documents for them.
Kofi Asare and Prince Adjei Sarpong, also known as Nana Yaw, allegedly paid Ghc7,500.00 and Ghc6,500, respectively, as part-payment of Ghc28,000.00 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. They are threatening to resort to spiritual means to retrieve their money.
Ayittey Powers admits taking the money, but insists he had used the money to process documents, including boxing licenses allegedly from the Ghana Boxing Authority for the accusers.
“The money they brought to me I don’t eat penny (sic). I used money to do their paperwork for them to get their visa to travel.
“If you are asking me where is their money, their money I used to pay for their visa fee, their license, their affidavit and the paperwork; I have to go and collect from the people.” Ayittey powers quizzed.
“I don’t know it’s legal or illegal. Me I’m doing my work to help people so if these people say I don’t do their work, I want you to ask them ‘am I a Counselor,’ he instructed the host.
Ayitey denies submitting fake documents, adding Asare and Nana Yaw were refused visas after it was detected both had earlier applied for and refused visas, having given different professional identity.
They however claim to have informed Ayitey Powers about it but they went ahead to enter into a deal with the boxer after he had assured them of getting the visas for them in spite of their earlier hitch.
Meanwhile, Asare and Nana Yaw have vowed to seek spiritual intervention at the popular Antoa Nyamaa deity in Ashanti Region to enable them to retrieve their money.