Nii Yartey Annan, an Operations Processor of Barclays Bank Ghana Limited and two others have been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly siphoning monies from some customers’ accounts at the High Street branch of the bank.
Nii Yartey Annan, is being held for abetment of the crime while, Mortey Tetteyfio and Michael Kwesi Frimpong, both traders, are being held for forgery and possession of forged documents respectively.
They have pleaded not guilty before the court sat over by Mrs. Ivy Heward-Mills, a High Court Judge. The court has remanded them into Police custody to reappear on January 31st.
Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aidan Dery said during the first week of January this year, information reached the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) that the accused persons and others at large were in the practice of stealing monies from certain accounts and depositing same into their accounts in other banks.
DSP Dery said based on that, the bank alerted the BNI to track the perpetrators down.
On January 21, this year the BNI received information that Frimpong was heading towards the Osu branch of the Bank of Africa to pay in a cheque.
Frimpong was therefore traced and arrested after he had paid in a cheque of GHȻ 42,986.04. When confronted as to how he came by that cheque, he mentioned Tetteyfio as the one who gave him the cheque.
According to prosecution, it was evident that Annan had been sending balances in private accounts to Tetteyfio for their private operations.