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Police Retrieve Vehicles, Cash From Bank Thief

HandcuffsThe police have retrieved 10 vehicles and GH¢55,750 from a private security man who allegedly stole millions of cedis from the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB).

Five commercial vehicles, one cross-country vehicle and four private saloon cars have been retrieved from the suspect,

Baafour was granted bail by the Takoradi Circuit Court (B) last Friday in the sum of GH¢2 million, with three sureties, two of which are to be justified with landed property. He is to reappear before the court on June 5, 2013.

His plea was not taken.

The court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Bamfo Nimako, granted the accused bail after his lawyers, Mr Emmanuel Arthur and Mr Philip Arthur, had prayed the court to grant him bail, since his offence was a bailable one.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Felix Danku Osei Owusu, had told the court that investigations were almost completed.

He described Baafour as a private security man attached to the bank.

Chief Inspector Owusu said initial investigations had revealed that Baafour allegedly duplicated the key to the bank’s ATM and stole millions of cedis purposefully stashed for the clientele of the bank to withdraw.

He told the court that the suspect used part of the money to purchase five vehicles for a commercial business and five for his personal use.

An employee of the GCB, Kofi Dawohoso, who was responsible for putting money into the ATM was also arrested but later granted police enquiry bail.


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