In Koforidua Security man absconds with bank’s cash

Staff of the bank returned to work the following morning and were stranded as Otoo was nowhere to be found to open the bank and calls to his phone did not go through.

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A security man in the Easter Region has absconded with cash deposits of the Dumpong Rural Bank.

According to Accra-based Starr FM, the incident happened at the bank’s branch in the Eastern Regional capital Koforidua.

The suspect, who has been named as 29 year old Bernard Otoo Xerxes, “keeps the keys of the bank [and] reportedly broke into the safe where cash deposits are  kept at night, took away GHC12,000, locked up the bank and absconded,” Starrfmonline reports.

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Staff of the bank returned to work the following morning and were stranded as Otoo was nowhere to be found to open the bank and calls to his phone did not go through. A spare key was later brought and it was then that it was released that the bank’s safe had been compromised.

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A warrant has been issued by the Koforidua Circuit Court for his arrest and police are asking the public to volunteer information that could lead to his arrest.

Otoo is believed to be hiding in his homestead of Kade, also in the Eastern Region.

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