Sales Manager Steals 2642 Cement
A SALES Manager, who has been accused of stealing 2,462 bags of cement worth GH¢40,551.00 from the cement shop where he worked, has been hauled before an Accra Circuit Court to face the law.
The accused person, Joshua Nsiah, reportedly pocketed the said amount and when confronted with the issue by his employer, he went into hiding until the police grabbed him from his hide-out.
Nsiah yesterday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Ellen Amoah on a charge of stealing.
He pleaded not guilty and was granted a GH¢50,000 bail with two sureties.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Jubiok Michaels, while presenting the facts of the case informed the court that the complainant, Juliana Ofosuhene is a businesswoman and resides at Adenta, while the accused is a sales manager of the complainant’s cement store at Adenta.
He narrated that on September 11, 2013, complainant took stock of her cement goods and discovered that 1,742 of GHACEM cement bags valued GH¢28,743.00 and 720 of diamond cement bags valued GH¢11,808 all totaling an amount of GH¢ 40551.00, were not in place.
When she confronted Joshua Nsiah over the matter, he could not give any justification for the appropriation of the said goods.
Chief Inspector Jubiok Michael stated that Nsiah sensing danger went into hiding.
On September 17, the complainant reported the case to the police and accused was arrested.
In a related development, a lady who allegedly is used to duping Micro Finance companies has found herself in trouble.
The accused person, Adwoa Dansoaa, a trader, who issued fake cheques to a Micro Finance company after obtaining a loan of GH¢25,000 was yesterday put before the same court on seven counts of issue of false cheque.
The trader was arrested by the police when she changed her name and had attempted to secure a loan from another company.
She however denied all the charges and has since been granted bail by the court presided over by Ellen Amoah.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Jubiok told the court that the complainant is Joseph Asante, a loan officer of Oval Micro Finance Limited Accra, Newtown while, accused resides at Lomnava near Lapaz.
He narrated that in December 2012, the accused acquired a loan facility of GH¢25,000 from the company and promised to pay back in a period of eight months.
Later, Dansoaa allegedly issued seven separate Fidelity Bank cheques bearing same numbers to the company.
The complainant between January and July 2013 according to the prosecutor presented the cheques to the bank but all were dishonoured.
When the accused had information that the cheques had been dishonoured, she allegedly vacated her residence and went into hiding.
All efforts by the complainant to retrieve the money from the complainant proved futile.
The prosecutor disclosed that on September 6, 2013, the accused changed her name to Karen Prempeh and went to A.E. Micro Finance at Kasoa to acquire another loan facility.
When the police got the information, they quickly rushed to the place and arrested the accused.
In her caution statement to the police, Dansoaa allegedly admitted the offence and after investigation, she was put before the court to stand trial.