GES accountant allegedly defrauds 33 people off GH¢563k

An Accountant at the Ghana Education Service (GES) , Gabriel Akosah Bobie, has been dragged before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding 33 people in a total sum of GH¢563,500.00.

The public servant allegedly demanded and collected the amount with a promise to secure the victims financial clearance, as well as biometric registration for interested health supportive workers.

However, after collecting the amount, Bobie absconded until his arrest by the police.

Bobie is, therefore, facing 33 counts of defrauding by false pretences but insisted he was innocent of the charges.

The court, which was presided over by Her Honour Sussan Eduful yesterday, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of GH¢600,000.00 with three sureties to be justified by land title deeds.

Mrs Eduful has adjourned the case to September 4, 2022.

The brief facts

The prosecuting officer, DSP Evans Kesse, narrated the facts of the case to the court that the complainants in this case are health supportive workers at Ahamadiyya Health Service.

He said the accused, Gabriel Akosah Bobie, works with the Ghana Education Service as an Accountant and lives at Bechem in the Ahafo Region.

According to him, between the year 2019 and 2022, the accused recruited some agents to advertise his ability to secure financial clearance as well as biometric registration for interested health supportive workers.

Based on this information, the complainants, who expressed interest, started paying various sums of money demanded by the accused to facilitate the process through these agents via mobile money account numbers 0542036310, 0591838707 and a bank account number.

He said the 45 year old Accountant obtained the consent of Prince Abu to part with cash  sum of GH¢370,000.00; Opoku Emmanuel, GH¢5,500.00; Duah Emmanuel, GH¢2,000.00; Kwarteng Anane Samuel, GH¢5,500.00; Amuzu Evans, GH¢2,500.00; Edmund Egyir, GH¢4,000.00; Akuffo Isaac Paditey, GH¢4,000.00; Owusu John, GH¢4.500.00 and Sherifa Abubakari, GHC8,000.00.

Others are; Getrude Arthur, GH¢4,000.00; Grace Gyamfi, GHC3,500.00; Rosina Peprah, GH¢2,500.00; Asamoah Bright, GH¢8,000.00; Hawa Dramani, GH¢5,000.00; Dong David Kipo, GH¢8,000.00; Boatemaa Odame Linda, GH¢10,000.00; Peter Gyewsu, GHC10,000.00; Ofosu-Hene Rexford, GH¢10,000.00; Isaac Agyemang Duah, GH¢12,000.00; Boahen Atta Snr. GH¢3,000.00 and Gifty Ativor, GHC10,000.00.

The list continues; Ohemen Eunice, GH¢4,000.00; Hamdiya Abubakari, GH¢4,000.00; Aboagye-Dame Uriel, GH¢4,000.00; Abigail Abu Gyesiwaa, GH¢4,500.00; Faustina Owusu-Gyamfi, GH¢10,000.00; Adu Frank, GH¢2,000.00; Boateng Sylvester, GH¢2,000.00; Owusu Attah Samuel Jnr GH¢11,000.00; Amponsah Abigail, GH¢12,000.00 and Irene Adjoa Anderson, GH¢12,000.00.

The prosecutor said the accused, after receiving these monies amounting to GH¢563,500.00 from the complainants failed to honour his promise and went into hiding.

On July 19, 2023, the accused was arrested while facing similar case in Accra.

DSP Kesse added that on July 21, 2023 the complainants on hearing the arrest of the accused came to the Accra regional CID headquarters and reported the case against Bobie.

During investigations, the accused denied the offence, whereas further investigations disclosed that he has collected various sums of money from other unsuspected persons under same representation.

The prosecutor said after this, Bobie was charged with the offences and put before the court but the case is still under investigation.


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