Banker in court for theft


Shamsudeen Tackie, a banker at the Kaneshie branch of the Access Bank has been arraigned before court for stealing an amount of GH¢41,679.00 from his employers.

According to the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector A. A. Afrifa, the Complainant is the Security Coordinator of Access Bank, Accra whilst the Accused is a banker with the same bank and in charge of MTN Mobile Money at Kaneshie Post Office Branch.

The Prosecutor said on the 16th of October, 2017 the bank undertook an audit of its accounts and detected a shortage of GH¢ 41,670.00 from the mobile money account the Accused was in charge of.

Chief Inspector Afrifa stated that the matter was reported to the police and the Accused person was subsequently arrested.

He explained that in the course of investigation, the Accused admitted taking the amount but claimed he gave it to a spiritualist to double same for him.

The Prosecutor further stated that the Accused person later refunded an amount of GH¢5,000.00 to the Police and was charged with the offence.

Counsel for the Accused prayed the court to grant him bail.

The court presided over by Her Honour Ruby Naa Ayikai Ayikwei granted the Accused bail in the sum of  GH¢ 41,700.00 with two sureties.

The case has been adjourned to 14th December, 2017.


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