Driver pleads guilty for forgery of bank statement


An Accra District Court presided over by Justice Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah, has sentenced Emmanuel Kweku Asare, a driver residing at Mamprobi, to pay a fine of GH¢1,200 for forgery of document and possessing of forged document.

The Accused who pleaded guilty to both counts, forged a Fidelity Bank statement to obtain a Schengen visa from the German embassy.

On realising that the documents presented by the Accused were fake, the Embassy reported the matter to the police. On 15th November, 2016, a warrant was issued and the Accused was consequently arrested.

The alleged forged bank statement was taken to the said bank to ascertain the authenticity of the document. The forgery of the document was confirmed by the bank.

According to the prosecutor, Detective Sergeant Rose Animah, the accused admitted committing the offences in his caution statement.

The Accused was sentenced to pay a fine of GH¢1,200 or in defaultserve a two-month jail term. He was also ordered to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months or in default, serve a two-month jail term.

Justice Ebenezer Ansah said that the sentence was to serve as a deterrent to others who indulge or plan to indulge in such act.


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