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Banker accused of dishonestly appropriating customer’s cash granted bail

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Edmond Nashiru, a 30-year-old banker facing prosecution for dishonestly taking monies belonging to a commercial bank client, has been granted bail by the Tarkwa Circuit Court.

The bail is set at GH50,000 with one surety.

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Nashiru, on the other hand, has pled not guilty to the accusation.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Joseph Lartey requested an extension from the Court, presided over by Mrs Hathia Ama Manu, to allow them to file their disclosure.

The Court agreed and ordered the police two weeks to complete their investigation.

As a result, the case has been postponed until Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Earlier, Chief Inspector Lartey stated that the complainant, Ms Felicility Acquah, was a rotating nurse living in New Atuabo, Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality.

Felicity has a savings account at the Tarkwa commercial bank where Nashiru worked as a front desk officer.

He stated that on November 6, 2023, the Tarkwa Police Department got a complaint from Felicity alleging that she received a series of mobile notifications on her phone that day showing that her account had been debited with a total of GH9,781.00 without her authorization.

According to the Prosecutor, when Felicity went to Nashiru in the banking hall for explanation, he informed her that criminals had taken her money, prompting her to leave.

As part of the police investigation into the allegation, on November 16, 2023, they acquired a court order and supplied the bank’s management with specific details on the transaction, which resulted to the stealing of the cash, Inspector Lartey said.

According to the prosecution, the Bank’s Audit Department, which investigated the crime, accused Nashiru for it and handed their findings to the police.

According to the allegation, Nashiru used his cell phone to transfer the stolen funds from Felicity’s account to two separate mobile phone accounts.

Nashiru was eventually apprehended.

During the inquiry, Nashiru admitted to the Police that he supported Felicity in installing a banking application on her mobile phone and gained her log-in credentials, according to the Prosecution.

According to the Prosecutor, Nashiru entrusted his brother, who is now at large, with obtaining two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards and depositing the stolen money into them.

Chief Inspector Lartey stated following Nashiru and his brother had successfully completed the transaction, they discarded the two SIM cards to ensure they were not apprehended.

 

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