Man granted GH¢90,000 bail for theft

A Kumasi circuit court has granted GH¢900,000.00 bail with three sureties to a 37-year-old electrical technician for stealing money belonging to his employer.

 

The sureties, according to the court should include a civil servant, a person with a net worth of GH¢20,000.00 in his account, and another person, who must be able to deposit a landed property.

 

Mark Leonard, an electrical technician in Kumasi, allegedly stole GH¢ 856,387.06, meant for the purchase of electricity pre-paid units for Vienna City pup, in the city.

 

He pleaded not guilty and will appear again before the court presided over by Mr John Ekow Mensah on August 20.

 

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Felix Akowuah, told the court that, the complainant, Mr George Blagogge, was the Kumasi branch manager of Vienna City, while the accused was an electrical technician at the facility.

 

The court heard that on April 25, this year, management of the facility detected that the electricity pre-paid units they had been purchasing had shot up.

 

ASP Akowuah said when the complainant went to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and requested a statement of account from January 2018 to April 2018, it was discovered that the total amount of pre-paid units purchased on the receipts submitted by the accused did not tally with the statement printed out by the ECG.

 

He said the complainant requested statement from January 2017 to April 2018, and it was detected that accused took GH¢1,027.886.41 from the company to purchase pre-paid units, but bought GH¢171,499.35 worth of pre-paid units, and pocketed GH¢ 856,387.06.

 

ASP Akowuah said accused in his caution statement to the police admitted the offence, and refunded GH¢30,000.00 leaving a balance of GH¢ 856,387.06. – GNA

 

 

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