Samuel Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, the Akwatia branch manager of GN Bank Ghana Limited, has been arrested for allegedly stealing over GH¢2 million from the bank.
Darwah who is currently in court over the alleged theft is said to have conspired with Selassie Awudi Solomon, a real estate developer, and Kenneth Obina, a Nigerian businessman who is currently on the run, to steal GH¢2,095,610.96.
Police say in November, 2016, Solomon contacted Darkwah in a Facebook chat and introduced himself as a lady.
He claimed he was the chief auditor and head of International Remittance of AL Rayan Bank plc in the United Kingdom.
Solomon reportedly briefed Darkwah about a fortune of $14.5 million in the account of Harrison Forster, a dead white man, who he claimed did not have a next-of-kin.
Police say Solomon and Obina convinced Darkwah that they would give him the account details and also assist him with a solicitor to facilitate the acquisition of the estate of the late Harrison Forster as his next-of-kin.
Darkwah is said to have agreed to part with GH¢2,095,610.96 which the two men said would be used to process necessary documentation at the British Royal Court of Justice to enable the GN branch manager collect the $14.5 million.
Police say Darwah took the money from GN bank and transferred it to accounts provided by Solomon.
One of the accounts was an Ecobank Bank account at the Kwabenya branch in Accra. On April 21, 2017, Solomon is said to have received GH¢200,000 in the account and managed to clear GH¢120,000 the following day.
He was reportedly arrested while trying to clear the remaining amount. Obina, however, managed to escape and has since been at large.
GN Bank is owned by Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the founder of the Progressive People’s Pary (PPP).