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Salesman remanded over GH¢263,711.00

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An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded a salesman into police custody to assist in investigations of a GH¢263,711.00 appropriation.

Enoch Assuman denied falsifying accounts and defrauding his employer. He is to reappear in court on February 25.

His accomplice, one Mohammed Monzir, who is facing a similar charge over an amount of GH¢161,311.00, is currently on the run.

Police Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Kelvin Ntiamoah Sarpong is the complainant in the case and the Director of sales at Itsalat international company Limited with its headquarters at Labone Accra.

The Prosecution said the complainant oversees sale operations of the Company in Ghana, which is an authorized distributor for Samsung, Huawei and Infinix phones.

He said his duties include the approval and monitoring of sales made by the sales staff to customers, reconciliation of customer account statements submitted by the sales staff with the customers to know whether the customer’s account statements matched or otherwise.

He said the Company has the names of authorized customers in their IT systems in respect of credit sales to customers and it was the duty of the sales staff to submit a request for goods to be supplied to a customer to the head office for approval before the goods are supplied.

Chief Inspector Oppong said between July and August, 2018, the complainant visited authorized customers in the Northern zone in Tamale and detected a mismatch from a customer’s statements submitted by Assuman and Monzir with some of the customers’ actual receipt of goods.

He said after interviewing and collecting data from some of customers Assuman and Monzir were invited to the head office for reconciliation and verification of statements submitted by them in respect of the authorized customers.

He said the two accused persons were confronted with the evidence gathered from the customers Assuman worked with in respect of differences in cash indebtedness and phones allegedly supplied to five companies to the tune of GH¢91,688.00.

He said Assuman then confessed having collected goods worth GH¢263,711 in their names but diverted same to other persons not known to the company.

The Prosecution said Assuman has so far refunded GH¢28,000.00 to the police.

Prosecution said in respect of Monzir, he diverted phones worth GH¢161,311.00 to other persons unknown to the company.

Chief Inspector Oppong said all along, the statements of accounts of customers as submitted by the accused persons to the head office were false.

He said they omitted to make full and true entry in the accounts, leading to loss of monies due the company and after investigations Assuman was arraigned.

Source: GNA

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