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44-year-old Teacher in trouble and can be jailed not less than 20 years in prison when found guilty.

State examiners have hauled a 44-year-old educator to court for supposedly producing forge signatures and pulling out cash belonging to Oriens Complex School Welfare Association.

According to state examiners, the blamed, Ebenezer Hammond, who was the secretary to the school, forged signatures of the headmistress and the financial officer - the two signatories to the welfare account, and pulled out GH¢5,500, GH¢2,500 and GH¢1,500 on different events from the school welfare account.

He has been accused of one count of phony and three counts of stealing money. Hammond argued not liable to the charges and the Adentan Circuit Court presided by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah, granted him bail in the amount of GH¢60,000 with three guarantees.

The case has been adjourned to February 24, this year, for a Case Management Conference.


The facts as introduced by Chief Inspector Jacob Nyarko, were that the welfare association of Oriens Complex School had an account with the Adentan branch of a universal bank.

The account has three signatories - the executive being the headmistress, who is likewise the complainant, a financier, who is going about as witness for the situation, and the denounced.

As indicated by Chief Insp. Nyarko, Hammond was in charge of cash from the bank whenever the association needed to pull out cash and is done after every one of the three signatories had embraced the check.

He said the blamed exploited for that game plan and started to produce the fake signatures of his two different associates.

On March 16, 2018, the examiner said the blamed went to the bank for the sake of the association and requested another checkbook.

Chief/Insp. Nyarko said the blamed Ebenezer Hammond took three check leaflets and produced the forged signatures of the other two.

The accused, he said, succeeded in withdrawing the said amounts from the association’s account on different days. And went into hiding afterward.

Furthermore, In July 2018, the headmistress seemed for the records of the account from the bank to deliver accounts to the individuals of the association that was when the robbery was identified. The headmistress then reported the case to the police.

That very day, the headmistress caused the capture of the charged from his refuge at Oyarifa and gave him over to the police.

During examinations, Chief/Insp. Nyarko let the court know that the denounced conceded that he manufactured the signatures of his other two associates on the three cooked checkbook and succeeded in cashing out the money from the bank

The examiner said Hammond argued for time to refund the cash yet fizzled. After examinations, he was charged for court.


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