In what can best be reminiscent of political ‘digging’, an unresolved alleged fraud case involving Collins Adomako-Mensah, a nephew to the Minister of National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah and an aspiring Member of Parliament for the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency has resurfaced 24 hours to the party’s internal primaries, tomorrow June 20th, 2020.
The NPP MP aspirant in the Ashanti Region was fingered in a Ghc264,094 theft from a corporate customer.
In a case made against him, Mr. Adomako-Mensah who was apparently the client service officer at the defunct Capital bank for a Lebanese company called Gen X Trading Company Limited fraudulently transferred funds belonging to the said Company totalling GHc264, 094.00 to his personal microfinance company named AND Financial Services between 2016 and 2017 without the knowledge or consent of the client.
But on February 22, 2019, the company dragged the embattled Mr. Adomako-Mensah, the Receivers of Capital Bank and the GCB Bank Ghana to the Accra High Court for the missing money.
When the case was reported to the Airport Police, an attempt was made to sweep the case under the carpet and he made an initial refund of Ghc50,000.
However, the angry Lebanese company proceeded to court and is demanding a whopping GHC 15 million.
Gen X Trading Company alleged in its suit that: “…sometime between 2016 and 2017, it observed that cheques issued to its creditors and suppliers were constantly returned due to insufficient funds in the account of the Plaintiff. This is in spite of the fact that the Plaintiff always ensured that it had enough funds in its accounts whenever it issued cheques.”
According to the plaintiff, anytime they enquired about their account, Mr. Adomako-Mensah assured them that there was no problem, however, when they asked for an account balance report, he quickly complained that the then Capital Bank’s systems were down and that he could only print the report on Microsoft Excel sheets.
Apparently, insiders in this case, say that whenever Mr. Adomako-Mensah produced the excel documents, he had cooked figured that kept the minds of the Lebanese businessmen at ease.
However, the situation raised suspicion and the plaintiff went to another branch of Capital Bank to request a bank statement, which was instantly printed out for them to spot the gaping hole of GHC264,094 in their account balance “fraudulently transferred” by the aspiring NPP Member of Parliament and a current staff at the GCB Bank.
GCB Bank has been added to the suit because it took over the assets and liabilities of the defunct Capital Bank, and at the time of the fraudulent transactions, Collins Adomako-Mensah was an employee of the Bank and has since the collapse of the bank, has become an employee of GCB Bank. Meanwhile, Mr. Adomako-Mensah in his Defence denied the allegations against him.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020