Crime

2 granted bail for misappropriating GH¢230,000

Two persons, who allegedly misappropriated GH¢230,000.00 belonging to a savings and loans company, have been admitted to bail by an Accra circuit court.

Mesuna Yahaya was admitted to GH¢500,000.00 bail with two sureties one to be a public sector employee earning not less than GH¢500.00. Yahaya is also is to make a security deposit of GH¢100,000 cedis. 

Biniyam Moses Mbibinyaan, was admitted to GH¢150,000.00 bail with two sureties one of whom should be a public sector employee earning not less than GH¢500.00. 

Yahaya, a businessman, has been accused of stealing, and Mbibinyaan has been accused of aiding and abetting, and they have both denied the charges.

Meanwhile the court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Michael Anokye, their accomplice.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Francis Tassan told the court presided by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh,  that the complainant, Mr Boadi Asamoah was a banker with the company, located at Adabraka in Accra, where Biniyam and Anokye were employees.

The court heard that Yahaya is a businessman and the director of Men-Del Investment Limited, and a customer of the company, as well as a friend of Biniyam and Anokye.

Chief Insp Tassan said on January 2, 2018, Yahaya issued a cheque with the face value of GH¢450,000.00 to be drawn from his savings and loans account, to be paid into his account with Bank of Africa, though he has no such amount.

The prosecution said Biniyam, who worked at the Adabraka branch, received the cheque, and with the help of Anokye, who works at the Obuasi branch in the Ashanti Region, facilitated the transaction electronically by special clearing and transferred the money to Tang Tori Ghana Limited, account at Bank of Africa, a company controlled by Yahaya.

Chief Insp Tassan said Yahaya withdrew GH¢230,000.00 and gave GH¢30,000.00 to Biniyam and Anokye as their share.

The prosecution said the act came to the attention of management of the company, so the authorities authorised Bank of Africa to block the payment of the balance and return amount to the savings and loans company.

Chief Insp Tassan said a formal complaint was lodged with the police and accused were arrested, and they admitted the offence in their caution statements.

 The accused are expected to reappear in court on March 4. – GNA  

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