Access Bank front desk officer granted bail for alleged dishonest appropriation of customer funds

Access Bank front desk officer granted bail for alleged dishonest appropriation of customer funds

The has granted bail to Edmond Nashiru, a 30-year-old banker, in the sum of GH¢50,000 with one surety. Nashiru faces charges of dishonestly appropriating cash belonging to a customer of the bank where he served as a front desk officer. He pleaded not guilty during the court proceedings.

Prosecuting the case, Police Chief Inspector Joseph Lartey sought an extension to allow for the filing of disclosure.

The court presided over by Mrs Hathia Ama Manu, granted the request, providing the police with a two-week window to fulfil the requirements. The case is adjourned to Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Chief Inspector Lartey outlined that the complainant, Felicity Acquah, a rotational nurse residing in New Atuabo, Nsuaem Municipality, held a savings account at 's Tarkwa branch. Edmond Nashiru, the accused, served as a front desk officer at the same bank.

On November 6, 2023, Felicity Acquah reported to the Tarkwa Police that she received mobile alerts indicating unauthorized debits totalling GH¢9,781.00 from her account. Upon inquiry at the banking hall, Nashiru allegedly informed her that fraudsters were responsible for the unauthorized transactions.

As part of the police investigation, a court order was obtained on November 16, 2023, compelling the bank's management to provide detailed information on the transactions. The subsequent audit revealed that Nashiru orchestrated the theft and used his cell phone to transfer the stolen funds to two different MTN numbers.

During the investigation, Nashiru admitted to assisting Felicity in installing a banking application on her mobile phone, acquiring her login credentials in the process.

In an attempt to conceal the crime, Nashiru allegedly enlisted his brother, who is currently at large, to obtain two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards for depositing the stolen funds. After completing the transaction, the SIM cards were discarded to evade apprehension.

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