A 56- year- old teacher, Mr. Sampson Twi, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for stealing GH¢ 69,209.34 belonging to the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) at Wenchi, in the Bono region.
Presenting the facts of the case, Inspector PamporoKunsoyiri told the Wenchi Magistrate court, presided over by a relieving Magistrate, Mr Kojo Frimpong Manso, that the convict is a teacher at Buoku Methodist Junior High School (JHS) in the Wenchi Municipality, in the Bono region.
The Prosecutor said the convict applied for an overdraft of GH¢ 600.00 from the Wenchi branch of the bank.
Management of the bank granted the request, but unknown to them the convict had the intention to steal from the bank.
The prosecutor further explained that the convict took advantage of the weak electronic money system and on December 1, 2021 withdrew GH¢ 9,000.
On December 2, 2021 the convict withdrew GH¢ 10,000 and on December 8, 2021 he withdrew GH¢ 20,209.34 – all summing up to GH¢ 69,209.34 from the bank.
Later, the bank detected the theft and subsequently the branch manager, Mr Osei Boateng, reported the convict to the police
During investigation, the police retrieved a brand new motor bike with registration number M-21-BA-4398 and two brand new android phones. An amount of GH¢ 46,660 was also retrieved from his phone.
Mr. Twi pleaded guilty to charges pressed against him and was accordingly sentenced.
The court ordered that the motor bike and the phones should be sold to clear the debt.