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Three assembly employees remanded for stealing GH¢111,000

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The Obuasi Circuit Court on Friday remanded three employees of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly, into police custody, for allegedly stealing a total amount of GH¢111,455.00 belonging to the Assembly.

The pleas of Yeboah Sraha and Felix Kwame Fordjour, both accounts officers, and Isaac Amankwah Boateng, a National Service Personnel, were not taken.

They would re-appear on Friday, September 3.

The court, presided over by Mr Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a fourth person, Anthony Dadzie, a student on industrial attachment at the Finance Office of the Assembly, who is on the run.

Police Inspector E.O. Kumi told the court that on August 17, some cheques, belonging to the Assembly, under the care of Sraha and Fordjour, were detected missing and when bank lodgings of the cheque were checked, it was found out that, the signature of the Municipal Finance Officer had been forged.

He said it was then realized that a total amount of GH¢111,455.00 had been cashed at the Obuasi Branch of the National Investment Bank.

The prosecutor said investigations established that there had been no break-in and the suspects were consequently arrested.

Source: GNA

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