The Sunyani High Court has cited the adb Bank for contempt after it refused to comply with the court’s judgement which dated back to February 2020.
This is when the court presided over by Justice Patrick Baayeh had delivered judgement in favour of Mr Emmanuel Abugrago Abukyi, a former Sunyani Branch Manager of the bank for his summary dismissal.
Mr Abukyi was summarily dismissed together with another colleague for negligently making the bank lose an amount of GH¢246,500.00 which was supposed to be transferred into a Bank of Ghana Account (BoG).
But contrary to the allegation, it was later detected that a new software the bank had installed which made the transmission of the said amount from the Sunyani adb account to the BoG account to fail.
A copy of the court judgement which is currently in possession with the Ghanaian Times indicated that the GH¢ 246,500.00 was locked up in a suspense account and was retrieved.
However, the bank went ahead to dismiss the two adb bank staff without any compensation whatsoever.
The two adb bank staff went to the Sunyani High Court presided over by Justice Patrick Baayeh on February 21, 2022 and the court delivered judgement in their favour.
According to the judgement, the court ordered the adb bank to compute all salaries, allowance, benefits that the plaintiff was entitled to from February 18, 2014 to February 17, 2019 and filed same at the registry at the court within thirty 30 days from the day of judgement (end of March 2022).
The court also ordered that any applicable terminal benefits, welfare or provident fund and SSNIT contribution up to the year 2020 be paid to Mr Abukyi.
The court again awarded general damages of GH¢20,000.00 and cost of GH¢ 10,000.00 for the plaintiff.
As at the time of filing this report the bank had failed to comply with the court ruling.
The plaintiff has however served the adb Bank with entry of judgement as far back February 2020, but the bank had still not computed the entitlement of Mr Abukyi.
The bank however chose to go to the appeal court but the case was struck out by the court.
Meanwhile Mr Abukyi through his lawyer Barima Hinneh had cited the board of directors of adb bank for contempt of court at the Sunyani High Court which is to be called on November 30 this year.
FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, SUNYANI