- 33-year old worker of Stanbic Bank Ghana who was declared wanted by the police has been arrested
- The bank has commended the police for arresting Martha Amakye
- She was arrested from her hideout in Ashaiman a week ago by the police upon a tip-off
Stanbic Bank has expressed gratitude to the Ghana Police for arresting Martha Amakye, a former personal consultant at the bank who absconded with monies she fraudulently collected from customers.
In an interview with YEN, communications manager of the bank, Kojo Akoi-Larbi said the bank was joyed at the turn of event and hope the necessary investigations is carried out to prosecute the culprit.
He also assured the public that Stannic Bank is there for the interest of their customers and will do everything to ensure that savings and investments of clients are secured and growing.
Mr Akoi-Larbi further cautioned the public and customers of the bank not to give their monies to just anybody.
“We encourage customers and the general public to always collect receipts for all deposits made. It is helpful to carefully assess all financial products that promise very high interest rates well above the going market rate,” he said.
A 33-year old worker of Stanbic Bank Ghana who was declared wanted by the police for allegedly defrauding customers of the bank of more than GH¢900,000 was arrested at her hideout in Ashaiman.
She was busted upon a tip off last week.
Martha Amakye, was a staff at the Tema Community one branch of Stanbic. She allegedly contacted customers without any authorization and collected their money under the pretext of investing the amounts in fixed deposit instruments.
After payment, Miss Amakye issued some customers with fake bank deposit slips and later paid some of her victims what she said were interests for their investment, telling them the principal amounts would be reinvested.
But on January 2, 2017, the bank detected her fraudulent deals and reported the matter to the police.
The matter is currently before an Accra Commercial Crime Court.
She appeared before an Accra commercial crime court Wednesday. YEN will follow the case and bring you up to speed.