A 37-year-old unemployed who defrauded his cellmate at the Suntreso police station in Kumasi has been remanded into prison custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

Kojo Voma was said to have succeeded in collecting ¢3,000 from the complainant under the pretext of securing legal counsel for him but went into hiding.

His plea was differed to April 23 this year for the police to complete their investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Comfort Amankwaa told the court presided by Michael Johnson Abbey that, Voma and the complainant, Alex Owusu, were in cells at the Suntreso police station for stealing.

He said Voma was granted police enquiry bail.

The prosecution said Voma collected ¢3,000 from the complainant to get a lawyer but after collecting the money, he went into hiding.

Chief Inspector Amankwaa said the complainant informed his investigator and Voma was arrested back to the police station.