- The staff, Gilbert Kwesi Mensah Addison forged Bank of Ghana pay-in slips to make ¢115,882 cedis
- For 25 years, persons indicted by the Auditor-General have generally escaped prosecution
The 2015 Auditor General’s report has revealed that a staff of the Controller and Accountants General’s Department stole state money to a tune of over GH¢ 115,000 three years ago.
The shocking revelation became public after the Auditor General presented its 2015 report to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for review.
The staff, identified as one Kwesi Mensah Addison, took an amount of GH¢ 115,882 from the government coffers after forging pay-in slips of the Bank of Ghana.
The public worker, then working at the Nursery and Midwifery Council, was earlier charged by the Police for his misdealing, but was later left to go scot free.
The report states that he admitted his crime, explaining that he used the money to buy a massive property in the Western Region.
According to the report, Mr. Addison confessed using the stolen money to build a garage, one living room, one store room, as well as to construct a wall around his property.
This damning revelation has taken many Ghanaians by surprise, with the development going on to further strengthen reports of severe corruption in the government sector.
Persons indicted by the Auditor General have tended to most often escape any form of prosecution, despite galaring evidences against them.
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