Nine persons, who allegedly appropriated cash in the sum of GH₵135,330 belonging to the Agricultural Development Bank, have been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court. The accused persons also allegedly used their VISA cards to embark on the same nefarious acts at the Madina branch of the bank but failed. The accused persons include Leonard Edem Kosse Segbefia, Harris Okumka, Solomon Owusu Larbi aka Kwame Banks, Janet Wenia Addah and Mahama Salifu.
The rest are Mahama Salifu Fidel Kokou Missodey, Douglas Addo, Desmond Bress-Biney and Kwadwo Odoi-Baah. Apart from the ADB, some of the accused also allegedly attempted to withdrew GH₵600,000 at the Universal Merchant Bank’s University of Professional Studies Accra branch but were picked by the Police.
They have been variously charged with conspiracy to commit crime, stealing, abetment of crime and attempting to commit crime. The court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye preserved their pleas pending further investigations into the matter. They have been remanded into Police custody to reappear on December 3.