- An Accounts Officer of Cal Bank, Assan Dickson, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison
- He was charged with stealing GHC109,501 from the bank
- He is said to have stolen the money through dubious transactions between 2015 and 2016 at the Osu branch of the bank.
An Accounts Officer who worked with the Osu Branch of Cal Bank has been sent to jail for stealing a total of GHC109,501 from the bank.
Assan Dickson is said to have stolen the money through dubious transactions between 2015 and 2016 at the Osu branch of the bank.
A Circuit Court in Accra has sentenced consequently sentenced him to 4 years in prison on the charge of stealing.
This was after the court presided over by Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye had found him guilty at the end of the trial.
Assan was also found to have used the passwords of some authorising officers to transfer the money into his three different accounts.
The convict had previously told the police that he used the money to support school-going family members and his personal use.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah said the complainant in the matter is the Financial Controller at Cal Bank, Osu branch.
On September 27, 2016, the prosecution said the complainant on his routine checks of the bank accounts discovered that the convict has opened two different accounts in addition to the official one that he operated with the bank hence making his accounts three in number.
The prosecution said further checks showed that Assan had transferred an amount of ¢109,501.72 from the Bank’s account to into his three personal accounts and same had been withdrawn on various dates.
On October 25, 2016, the prosecution said the complainant reported the matter to the Police and accused person was nabbed.
The prosecution said Assan in his cautioned statement admitted the offence and stated he managed to ascertain the passwords of five authorising officers of the bank.
Based on that, the Prosecution said Assan stated that he intermittently used the passwords to transfer the money into his accounts.
When Assan was quizzed he told the police that he used the money to support his school going family members and his personal use.
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Source: Yen Ghana