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Rachel Appoh’s bodyguard sentenced to 20yrs imprisonment

Constable Nicholas Owusu AsanteConstable Nicholas Owusu Asante
The bodyguard of Deputy Minister of Gender, Women and Social Protection, Ms Rachel Apoh has been sentenced to twenty (20) years imprisonment for stealing money from the Deputy Minister's bank account.
According to Citifmonline the Public Relations Officer of the Police Criminal Investigative Department, ASP Joseph Darkwa, confirmed that Constable Nicholas Owusu Asante had been jailed 20 years.
Constable Nicholas Owusu Asante was handed the prison sentence on Thursday November 21, 2013.
He is said to have already withdrawn GH¢800 from the account of the deputy minister and was in the process of withdrawing an additional GH¢100 when he was arrested at the bank.
According to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commissioner of Police Mr Prosper Agblor, Ms Appoh went to her bank and detected that some money had unusually been withdrawn from her personal account at the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).
He said Ms Appoh also detected that her cheque book, with serial numbers 151901-151925, was missing and following the detection she made a complaint to the bank, who mounted surveillance to monitor cash withdrawals on the said account.
Mr Agblor said on November 19, 2013, Constable Asante forged the deputy minister’s signature on the stolen cheque and went to the Adabraka branch of the ADB to cash a cheque for GH¢100.
He said unknown to Constable Asante, policemen on duty at the bank had been alerted, and so as soon as he entered the bank to withdraw the cheque, he was arrested.
Constable Asante admitted to the offence in his caution statement and said before his arrest he had already withdrawn GH¢800 from Ms Appoh’s account.


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