Stanbic staff jailed for stealing GH¢297, 000 from bank

Stanbic staff jailed for stealing GH¢297, 000 from bank

-Wa Circuit Court has handed a 10-year jail term to a former staff of Stanbic Bank after finding him guilty of stealing GH¢297, 000

-He reportedly stole the money through dubious electronic transactions within a three-day period

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A former employee of Stanbic Bank who stole an amount of belonging to the bank has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Stanbic Staff

The convict

Rahman Ahmed who worked as a cashier at the bank's Wa branch is said to have stolen the money between August 31 and September 2, 2016 through dubious electronic transactions in the form of mobile money.

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Officials of the bank, however, caught him later, lodged a complaint with the police and he was arrested.

After his arrested, it was discovered that he had invested part of the stolen money in a kraal at the nearby town of Poyentanga and squandered the rest.

He was subsequently charged with stealing and put before the Wa Circuit Court presided over by Baah Agyepong Forson.

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The convict's counsel, Clement Eledi pleaded for mitigation sentence but the presiding judge ignored his pleas and sentenced Ahmed to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour.

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