- A staff at Ecobank Kokomlemle branch has been jailed by an Accra Circuit court
- Abdul Manaf Issah was caught on CCTV camera stealing the laptops
- The chief security officer denies ever stealing them
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A chief security officer at the Kokomlemle branch of Ecobank in Accra, has been jailed for stealing two laptops from the bank’s office.
Abdul Manaf Issah, was captured by a CCTV camera stealing the computers. But he denied same saying he was only carrying boxes containing newspapers.
It all happened when two HP Elite Book 840 G3 Laptop computers with serial numbers 5CG650417D and 5CG635IF8Z with faulty hard drives were given to the Bank’s IT staff, Patience Adwoa Agyeiwaa, to repair.
The prosecution said after Agyeiwaa had started working on the laptops, she placed them in a cabinet in her office and went on four-day leave.
The prosecution said, however, on 11 June 2019, when Agyeiwaa reported to work, she detected that the two laptops were missing.
Chief Inspector Haligah said the complainant confronted Isaah as the Head of Security but he denied knowledge of the whereabouts of the laptop computers.
He said the complainant then played a CCTV footage, which captured Issah carrying a carton suspected to contain the laptops from the IT Office but Issah denied it again and explained that what he was carrying was a carton containing newspapers.
Kennedy Agyapong – MP issues
The Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Murtala Mohammed, says he regrets using “honorable” as a title of a parliamentarian.
The main opposition NDC legislator decried recent statements by a colleague MP, Kennedy Agyapong, calling for a journalist to be beaten over the Ejura Killings probe.
Murtala Mohammed lamented that utterances as those from Kennedy Agyapong “ has dented the honorable title in Ghana” therefore calling on the public to rather call him “comrade”.
“I expect honorable to be absolutely honorable but the conduct of characters like Kennedy Agyapong is dishonorable and there is no pride wanted to be associated with the title,” he maintained.
Maize prices increase at Bono East
The price of maize at the Techiman Central Market in the Bono East Region has increased by over 300 percent.
A Joy News report, posted by Business Journalist, Charles Ayitey on Twitter shows how traders in the market have issues with increased transportation fares and also the scarcity of maize in the region.
One of them told Joy News that they had to travel all the way to Burkina Faso to import maize. According to the reporter, a bag of maize which was sold at GH¢160 in July 2020 is now been sold at GH¢375 this year.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Ministry has debunked such reports. The Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, insists the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program has made Ghana food sufficient and also reduced the cost of food.
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