September 22, 2021
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E/R: Banker Jailed 5 Years For Stealing GHC115K

The Asamankese Circuit Court presided by His Honour Abubakari Abass Adams has convicted a mobile Banker with South Akim Rural bank to five years imprisonment for stealing Ghc115,114.00 belonging to customers of the bank.

The convict, Essah Gabriel Ansah,26, was found guilty on the charge of stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the criminal offenses act 1960,(Act 29).

The Prosecutor Chief Inspector Richard Adukpo told the court that the convict lives at Osenase and was an employee and Mobile Banker for South Akim Rural Bank assigned to Akwatia Zone in Denkyembuor District where he collects deposits of customers.

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On May 6, 2021, a customer by name Ismaila Aliu Sulemana went to the Kade Branch of the bank to withdraw money from his account with his passbook but detected a Ghc28,000.00 shortfall on in his account.

The customer informed the Osenase branch manager about possible fraud. Preliminary investigation by the bank corroborated claims by the customer.

The convict admitted the offence and was handed over to the police for further investigation.

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