A 54-year-old man, Emmanuel Kwaku Asong has been arrested by the Ashaiman Police for allegedly posing as the branch manager for the Ashaiman branch of the National Investment Bank (NIB) and defrauding a customer of an amount of GH¢3,400 in the banking hall on Thursday.
Asong is said to have approached Ms. Gifty Nyadera, a customer who was being disturbed by her baby and offered to collect her money, so that she could leave the bank early to attend to her baby.
Ms. Nyadera agreed and gave him the money after which Asong went to a teller to chat briefly with her and then tried to leave the banking hall in haste.
That, according to the victim, made her suspicious and, therefore, enquired from the security person on duty if Asong was truly the branch manager of the bank.
The security refuted his claim and followed up to arrest him and handed him over to the Ashaiman District Police Command.
Confirming the incident to the media, the Tema Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ms. Juliana Obeng, said the suspect would be handed over to the Osu Police Command which is also investigating a similar offence against him.
She said Asong would be brought back to the Ashaiman District Police for further investigation and prosecution.
She advised the public to be vigilant when they go to the bank and deal with only the tellers, while calling on bank officials to step up in educating their customers to avert such situations.