9 remanded for appropriating GH¢135,330 belonging to adb

A circuit court in Accra remanded nine persons, who allegedly appropriated GH¢ 135,330 belonging to the Agricultural Development Bank (adb), to reappear on December 3.

The accused also allegedly used their VISA cards to embark on nefarious acts at the Madina branch of the bank, but failed.

They are Leonard Edem Kosse Segbefia, Harris Okumka, Solomon Owusu Larbi aka Kwame Banks, Janet Wenia Addah and Mahama Salifu.

The rest are Mahama Salifu, Fidel Kokou Missodey, Douglas Addo, Desmond Bress­Biney and Kwadwo Odoi­Baah.

Apart from the adb, some of the accused allegedly attempted to withdrew GH¢600,000 at Universal Merchant Bank, at University of Professional Studies Accra branch, but were arrested by the police.

They had been variously charged with conspiracy to commit crime, stealing, abetment of crime and attempting to commit crime.

The circuit court presided by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye rejected their pleas pending further investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, the police are seeking other accomplices, one by name Israel Edem Kemevor aka Python and others all at large.

Inspector Benson Benneh, prosecuting, prayed the court to remand accused pending further investigations into the matter. – GNA

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