An Accra Circuit Court has granted a GH¢100,000 bail with two sureties to a salesman at Duraplast Company Limited over an alleged theft of GH¢89,525.31 belonging to the Company.
The Court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah ordered that the sureties should be public servants, earning not less than GH¢2,000 and must be residents within the jurisdiction of the Court.
Samuel Annan has denied the charge of stealing and he is to return on December 12, 2022.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Augustine Yirenkyi said the Complainant, Emmanuel Ofori Antwi, is the head of the Sales Department at Duraplast Company in the Industrial Area, Accra, whilst the accused person was also a marketing officer at the same company and resident of Amasaman.
He said on May 5, 2022, the company’s accounts system detected some financial irregularities, regarding unaccounted payments made by customers.
It came to light that Richard Ntim of Geon Great Enterprise had paid an amount of GH¢5,543 into the system but the money was not accounted for, he said.
The prosecution said the system further detected that Adjetey of King Poynoyo Enterprise had also made a payment of GH¢12,730 and the same was not accounted for.
The Court heard that the accused person was queried and he admitted having appropriated those amounts.
He said further probe also established that the accused person falsely used the name of the following customers:
Reliance Enterprise, Zaqu Enterprise, Renpaul Enterprise, Godel Wear and Juliet Agyapong Company limited to obtain a variety of Poly tanks amounted to GH¢89,525.31 and sold same without accounting for the proceeds.
He said the investigation further revealed that the accused person obtained the said products and did not deliver same to the customers. The investigation concluded that GH¢107,798.31 had been stolen by the accused person.
DSP Yirenkyi said a report was made to the Police for investigation, the accused person was arrested to assist in the investigation.
He was cautioned and volunteered a statement to that effect and during the investigation, it was revealed that none of the above companies made a request for the acquisition of any product from Duraplast Company.
He said GH¢13,500 was retrieved and same retained for evidential purposes. He was charged and after an investigation, he was put before the Court.