2 former top uniBank officials in trouble over ‘GHC85 million’

2 former top uniBank officials in trouble over ‘GHC85 million’

- Two former officials of the defunct UniBank have been accused by police officials of diverting huge sums of money from the bank

- The former COO, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Daniels, has been arrested for taking GH¢28 million from customers for fixed deposit investments with the bank.

- Owusu Ansere Awere is being sought by the police for transferring shares valued at GH¢57 million, purchased by the bank in an insurance company to another company

A former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the defunct uniBank, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Daniels, has been arrested by the Special Investigative Team (SIT) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS), YEN.com.gh has learnt.

He was reportedly picked up for taking GH¢28 million from customers for fixed deposit investments with the bank.

The police are also searching for a former executive director of uniBank, Owusu Ansere Awere, for allegedly unilaterally transferring shares valued at GH¢57 million, purchased by the bank in WAICA Re, a West African reinsurance company with the head office in Sierra Leone, to HODA Holdings in June 2017.

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Owusu Ansere Awere and Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Daniels Source: graphic.com.gh
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Graphic.com.gh reports that per a notice signed by SIT’s team leader, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Edward Tabiri, said Awere is alleged to have acted in his capacity as an executive director, leading to a situation where uniBank had no value for the above investment.

It further requested anyone with information on the whereabouts of Awere to report to the nearest police station.

The Bank of Ghana (BoG), in August 2018, revoked the licence of uniBank for breaching cash reserve requirements and allegedly engaging in dubious transactions by the shareholders.

The defunct bank had over 800 workers in various branches spread across the country before it was acquired by the Consolidated Bank of Ghana (CBG).

In November 2018, Kwame Osei Yeboah, a relationship officer of the defunct bank, was also accused of illegally transferring GH¢11.2 million of depositors’ money to some microfinance companies, and was remanded in police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

Yeboah was allegedly assisted by Rita Agyekumwaa Mpiani, a former employee of the Unicredit Savings and Loans Company, to forge the signature of a customer called Adwoa Konadu, to withdraw money from the victim’s account.

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