Court orders bank to pay GH¢88,700
A High Court at Agona Swedru on Wednesday ordered the Akyempim Rural Bank at Gomoa Dawurampong to pay GH¢88,700 to Mr Simpa Osei Kwabia, Managing Director of Sokai Enterprise.
The money was in respect of GH¢6,500 Mr Kwabia claimed had been taken from his store and the cost of trinkets values at GH¢78,200, which the plaintiff alleged got missing when the Bank let police personnel to invade the store.
Justice B.O. Tetteh, High Court Judge, awarded a cost of GH¢4,000 to the plaintiff.
Mr Kojo Annan, counsel for the plaintiff, said his client who was a customer of the Bank contracted an overdraft of GH¢8,500 some time in 2006, which he started paying at GH¢200 a week.
Mr Annan said some time in March 2006, the Bank wrote to demand payment of the balance which his client pleaded for some time to settle.
He said on 31st March 2006, officials of the Bank led police personnel to the shop when the plaintiff was absent and took away some items including money and trinkets.
The counsel said when his client returned and was informed about the event, he went to the Bank to demand the reason for their action.
He said the plaintiff was manhandled and later detained.