Teacher remanded in pension fraud

Samuel Ackah Cudjoe, the 33-year-old teacher of St. Mary’s Boys Senior High School, at Apowa, near Takoradi, who was arrested for using a forged Voter Identity Card to   open a bank account to collect pension, has been remanded in police custody by the Takoradi Circuit Court, to allow for further investigations.

His plea was not taken, and he will appear again on Monday, February 2.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Richard Bortey, disclosed, Cudjoe went to the Takoradi Market Circle branch of Stanbic Bank to open an account and presented a Voter Identity Card, bearing the name Rashid Bawa.

But when the teller keyed the information   into the computer, it detected, that the card was fake.

DSP Bortey said, the bank officials alerted the policeman on duty, who arrested Cudjoe.

A search on him revealed two other identity cards, one   bearing the name of Abdul Karim.

The two other identity cards, DSP Bortey told the court, were forwarded to the Electoral Commission for validation and   they also turned out to be fake.

From Clement Adzei Boye,Takoradi

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