- A 31-year-old man identified as Yusif Abubakar has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing
- Abubakar told investigators that he used the stolen money on sports betting
- He further told the investigators that he never won a slip despite squandering that amount
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The Hohoe Circuit Court has jailed a 31-year-old fuel station supervisor for stealing.
The court handed Yusif Abubakar 15 years jail term for stealing Ghs139, 118 belonging to his employer.
A former fuel station supervisor of the Hohoe branch of Star Oil Company, Abubakar told investigators that he used the money for sports betting, graphic.com.gh reported.
According to the outlet, the trial judge, Yaw Opoku Acheampong said during his sentencing that he would have handed Abubakar a 20-year jail term but for his show of remorse throughout the trial.
The convict’s lawyer was reportedly not in court when the sentencing was handed.
The court further ordered Abubakar to pay back the money.
Background: Charged with stealing two years earlier, Abubakar joined the Hohoe branch of Star Oil Company on November 17, 2012.
Joining as a washing bay manager and pump attendant, he rose through the ranks to become a branch supervisor on March 3, 2018.
Abubakar’s journey to jail began on November 19, 2019, when he was asked to produce receipts of payment of sales made from November 11, 2019, to November 19, 2019.
But he failed to do so leading to a complaint being lodged at the Hohoe Police Station. Abubakar was then arrested on November 19, 2019.
Audits conducted on the company’s account showed that an amount of Ghs139,118 made from the period between November 8-19, 2019 was missing.
Questioned about the money, Abubakar confessed to using it on sports betting.
According to GHOne TV's Serwaa Amihere, Poloo pleaded guilty to the charges after being slapped with three charges.
Before her sentencing, she has been directed to undergo a pregnancy test to determine her status before the final decision is made.
Meanwhile, actress Nana Ama McBrown has amazed Ghanaians with a video speaking fluent Italian.
She was speaking in a conversation with rapper Pappy Kojo during an episode of her McBrown Kitchen show.
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