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Salesperson in court for allegedly stealing Pastor’s cash

February 23, 2024
Salesperson accused of stealing GH¢61,000 appears in court

Evans Odunu, a 30-year-old salesperson, has appeared before an Circuit Court on accusations of stealing GH¢61,000 belonging to his employer, who is a pastor. Odunu allegedly siphoned the amount from the sales of spare parts he sold to customers. He has been charged with two counts of stealing and has pleaded not guilty.

Presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah, the court has granted Odunu bail in the sum of GH¢85,000 with two sureties to be justified. The case has been adjourned to March 26, 2024.

According to the prosecution, led by Inspector Nana Akua Boatemah, the complainant, Rev. John Blewube, is a pastor and businessman, while Odunu, also known as Kojo, is a salesperson at the complainant's shop in Abossey Okai.

The prosecution outlined that on December 22, 2022, Odunu allegedly made sales of GH¢15,000 after selling various spare parts but failed to account for the proceeds. Additionally, on November 6, 2023, the complainant discovered that Odunu had sold several engines totalling GH¢46,000 without proper documentation or accounting.

During investigations, it was confirmed that the spare parts worth GH¢15,000 were indeed sold, but Odunu claimed the money was stolen. Regarding the GHC46,000 worth of spare parts, Odunu stated that a customer bought them but failed to pay, and the customer could not be traced. However, Odunu was unable to provide further details or lead the police to the customer's location.

The prosecution emphasized the discrepancies in Odunu's explanations and highlighted his inability to account for the missing funds, leading to his arrest and subsequent appearance in court.

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