Bank theft: Police arrest suspects who took GH¢69,316.09
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Bank theft: Police arrest suspects who took GH¢69,316.09

- Yakubu kept GH¢45,999.34, whilst Ashong took GHc GH¢23,316.75

- A bank official noticed the unusual transactions, monitored them for a while, and then reported the matter to the police

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Two former employees of a bank have been arrested by the police in connection with a GH¢69,316.09 theft case.

Police arrest two persons in a GH¢69,316.09 bank theft case

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The two, Godfrey Yakuba and Reginald Ashong, who worked in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) department of the bank succeeded in siphoning the money from the bank.

They were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, after a formal complaint was lodged with the police.

Yakuba allegedly resigned after succeeding in hacking into the bank’s database, and altering information in it. After his exit, he continued with his acts till he was arrested by the police.

It was later revealed that he edited his personal account, as well as that of his colleague, Reginald Ashong, in a bid to hide the illegal transactions.

It was further alleged that he later withdrew the money from his account.

Bank officials later detected the transactions and subsequently reported the matter to the police.

Details later showed that Yakubu kept GH¢45,999.34, whilst Ashong had GHc GH¢23,316.75 in his account.

Yakuba allegedly admitted the offence whilst Reginald Ashong, denied his involvement in the crime.

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