Court Registrar Charged For Theft

Samuel Agbah Out, a Deputy Chief Court Registrar at Swedru High Court  in the Central Region has been put before an Accra Circuit Court after he was accused of stealing GH¢46,000 from a business woman.

The accused person was put before a court presided over Francis Obiri where he was charged with stealing.

He denied any wrongdoing and has been granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000 with three sureties out of which two would be civil servants with salary not less than GH¢1,000.

The facts of the case as presented by the prosecuting officer, ASP Cletus Abadamloora, were that the complainant Rose Ami Kpogah is a businesswoman while the accused person is a court registrar at Swedru High Court.

According to him in February 2011, the complainant went to pay the said amount to the accused person in respect of a cold store situated at Swedru which was being auctioned under court orders.

The police officer stated that the complainant told the police that the auction sales was later set aside and she was ordered to make payment to the court and she told the registrar to use the money to do so.

Furthermore, the prosecuting officer noted that the businesswoman made several requests to the accused person to secure the necessary documentation to access the cold store.

He said it yielded no results so the complainant went to the registrar to demand a refund of her money but he failed to account for it.

Explaining further, he said the businesswoman lodged a complaint with the management of Judicial Service and the accused person was handed over to the police.

He said the case was still under investigation.
The matter has been adjourned to April 8, 2013.
By Fidelia Achama