Defunct uniBank staff who illegally transferred GHC11.3million nabbed, faces court

A staff of uniBank has been nabbed by the police for illegally transferring GHC11.3million to two microfinance companies.

The unnamed suspect who was a Relationship Officer at the Accra Main Branch of the bank was on interdiction accused of fraudulently transferring customer funds to the tune GHC9.1 million to two microfinance companies in addition to allegedly transferring GHC2.2 million belonging to four customers fraudulently.

Vigilance on the part of management of Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) helped nab the rogue employee who was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport when he attempted to leave the country.

His interdiction was the result of due diligence activities carried by the management of CBG on the erstwhile institutions it acquired during the Purchase and Assumption Agreement that was signed on August 1, 2018.

A petition was sent to Financial Forensics Unit (FFU) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service which was handling the case to amend charges for the relationship officer in question to reflect the new illegal activities discovered.

Subsequently, a court order was obtained by the management of CBG through its security apparatus to prevent the said individual from travelling out of the country.

This court order was duly disseminated to the security agencies and border enforcement organisations in Ghana to be on the lookout for the suspect.

On November 17, 2018, the indicted relationship officer attempted to leave the country and was arrested by the security agencies at the Kotoka International Airport as per the court order obtained by the management of CBG. He is set to be arraigned before a court.

The Finder Newspaper