Security officer runs away with bank’s deposits – Starr Fm

A private security officer has allegedly absconded with deposits of customers of the Dumpong Rural bank located in the Eastern region .

The incident took place at the Koforidua branch of the bank.

The suspect was employed by the bank last year after opening the Koforidua branch .

The security officer, identified as Benard Otoo Xerxes , 29, who keeps the keys of the bank  reportedly broke into the safe where customers deposits are  kept at night, took away Ghc12,000, locked up the bank and absconded .

Starr News Eastern regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah reports that  staff of the bank  became stranded when they reported to work  after several search and phone calls to the Suspect proved futile.

Information gathered indicates that the stranded staff informed Management of the bank at its headquarters in Kwahu-Asakraka  after which a spare key was released to open the bank.

After a search, it was detected that the safe had been tempered with and an amount of ghc12,000 stolen.

Subsequently, the Koforidua branch manager, Elikplim Gewu, lodged complaint at the New Juaben Municipal Police Command.

Confirming the incident to Starr News,the outgoing New Juaben Municipal Police Commander Superintendent Richardson Kumeko said Police has secured  bench warrant from Koforidua Circuit Court for the arrest of the suspect, now at large .

He said the suspect is believed to be hiding in his hometown Akyem Kade in the Eastern region hence appealed  to the public to volunteer information to facilitate the arrest of the suspect .

Published on 26 March 2017 | 8:26 am at Source