A medical doctor and two others have been put before court to have stolen GH¢18 million from an oil company.
According to the prosecuting officer on the case, Chief Inspector William Kwadwo Boateng Mohammed Hama is the complainant and the owner of Maiga Oil.
The two main suspects, Dr Addo, currently on the run,a medical doctor staying at Mamprobi; Asiamah-Andoh then the General Manager of Ezy Oil and a resident of Lashibi, while Mensah, a building technologist, resides at Lakeside Estate, and also an employee of the complainant.
He explained that in February 2020, the complainant employed the services of Dr. Addo and Asiamah-Addo to manage his filling stations as well as the OMC license for him.
Mensah later joined the two in March 2020 and between February and March the three withdrew various sums of monies from the complainant’s Stanbic Bank Account.
According to him, the monies were meant for the payment of taxes to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), totaling GH¢15,000.000, Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST) Company Limited, GH¢600,000 and National Petroleum Authority (NPA), GH¢3,000,000, all to the tune of GH¢18,600,000.
The action of the Trio led to the GRA, BOST and NPA placing an embargo on the complainant’s OMC license, which prevented the filling Stations from lifting fuel, so he inquired the accused but they could not account for the monies.
The complainant therefore lodged a formal complaint with the police, which led to the arrest of two.
All efforts made to arrest Dr Addo has been futile.
However, Ms Rebecca Darko, their counsel, who held brief for him said Dr. Addo had not escaped but was not within the jurisdiction of the Court when they were summoned.
She added that Dr. Addo have made himself avail and will soon appear before court.
Report says the trio have earlier on been granted GH¢18 million bail with four sureties each to Patrick Henry Asiamah-Andoh and Job Kwasi Mensah for stealing GH¢18,600,000 from their employer.
Court says the sureties, the Court ordered, should be resident within the Court’s jurisdiction, public servants earning not less than GH¢2,000, whilst the accused are to report once a week to the Regional Police Command.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, to wit stealing and stealing.
Their accomplice, Dr Isaac Musah Addo, was not in court when the case was first called in December 2020.
They are to reappear before court on February 2
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea