Crime & Punishment Mon, 22 Oct 2012

Accountant before court for embezzling Ghc 8,129.06

The circuit court in Cape Coast granted 1,000 Ghana cedis bail to Mr. Ebenezer Sam, an accountant of the Far East Mercantile Limited, accused of embezzling GHc 8,129.06.

He would re-appear before court on Friday November 2.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Andam Okyere, told the court presided over by Mrs. Florence Kai Otu that the Manager of company, Mr. George Assah on Tuesday, April 10, reported to the police that Sam has embezzled money belonging to the company.


The prosecution said Sam did not render accounts for money collected from customers of the company for three days, and kept the key to the company’s safe and absented himself from the work.

ASP Andam Okyere said the manager became suspicious of Sam’s action and when he ordered that the safe should be broken into in the presence of relatives of the accused, 15,522.00 was found in it.

The prosecution said when the manager checked the cash book of the company as from 1 to April 13, he realized that Sam did not account for GHc 8,129.06.

Source: GNA