The Accra Circuit Court has seen the sales manager of a gas station who is accused of stealing GHC 170 029 from his employer. Joshua Kwao, who was accused of stealing, entered a not-guilty plea. Ms. Evelyn Asamoah’s court has granted Kwao bail in the amount of GHC100,000 with two sureties.
Edmond Fleischer, the complainant, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rootsenaf Gas Company Limited, according to the prosecution team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Fuseini Yakubu. According to the prosecution, Kwao was employed by the company’s Asesewa division. According to the report, the corporation opened a branch in Asesewa, in the Eastern Region, roughly five years ago, and Kwao was chosen to serve as its sales manager. It said Kwao received gas as well for selling.
The prosecution claimed that when money from the Asesewa branch was not received, Kwao was questioned by the business in November 2020. It claimed Kwao was unable to explain his actions. The prosecution claimed that as a result of Kwao’s actions, on November 25, 2020, the company’s general manager and auditor traveled to Asesewa to look into the situation and discovered that Kwao had sold the entire consignment of gas entrusted to him but was unable to account for it.
According to the prosecution, Kwao was detained and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department for review. According to the prosecution, Kwao admitted under questioning that the business had “some thefts” in the past that caused deficits. Kwao also claimed, without providing any evidence, that “the staff were stealing kilograms of gas and money from his drawer.” According to an audit done on November 25, 2020, the prosecution testified to the court that investigations had shown Kwao had stolen GHC145,000 from the complainant’s company.
According to DD Ofoe and Associates’ yearly audit report, there was a GHC170,029 deficit between January 1 and November 24, 2020. The prosecution said Kwao had so far refunded GHC29,000 to the Police who have kept the amount for evidential purposes. It said a case docket was sent to the Attorney General’s office and it advised that the accused should be charged with stealing.