A member of the Absa Bank staff is in court accused of stealing a staggering GH1,209,304.69 over the course of two months from the accounts of at least seven customers. Emmanuel Sakyi Afriyie, 25, is accused of committing the crime at the bank’s Osu branch along with six other people.
The Chronicle said that Afriyie had stolen money from the accounts of Justice Anthony Kofi Adada, a former High Court judge, and the late Ernest Ako, who served as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from 1974 to 1978.
When the case was heard by Ellen Ofei-Ayeh’s court on Friday, June 2, 2023, state prosecutors said that in accordance with Emmanuel Afriyie’s job description, which included helping clients with loan processing, T-bill processing, and debit card processing
So far Emmanuel and five of his accomplices have been arraigned in court on various crimes, including stealing and conspiracy.
But Emmanuel is facing 13 charges including forgery of documents and falsification of accounts.
His accomplices have been identified as follows: Richard Aikins Michael Tweneboah Oppong Fouad Mohammed. and Caleb Bandoh.
Meanwhile, other people connected to the fraud but who are on the run are as follows: Clinton Asamoah Kwame Owusu Buadu Nicholas Nii Sai Nana Kwesi Gyimah Benjamin Adoari Daniel Osei Boadu Nana Yaw Adjei Joseph D Anim Ernest Aryee Isaac De-Heer and Othniel Amankwah Darkwa.