The protracted tussle between Agya Koo and his 23-year-old secretary and sales girl has finally ended.
The lady at the centre of the case, Cecilia Tandoh, has been convicted by the Kumasi Metropolitan Court and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment in hard labour on a charge of stealing.
The presiding judge, Mr William Boampong, advised Agya Koo, who is the complainant in the case, to resort to civil action to retrieve his money after the lady has finished serving her sentence.
The convict’s plea of not guilty was not accepted and was sentenced after witnesses were called.
Briefing the court on the facts of the case, Police Chief Guilliver Tenkorang said that about four years ago Agya Koo employed the lady as the manager of his company, Tetemmofra Film and Movie Industry at Bantama in Kumasi.
The prosecution said Agya Koo opened a bank account and asked the lady to pay all proceeds from the company into that account.
He said things were moving smoothly at the beginning and Agya Koo travelled out of the country for six months.
On his return, the prosecution said Agya Koo checked his account, only to realise that no money had been paid into the account, and all efforts to get the secretary to explain proved futile.
At that point, Agya Koo went to the shop to take stock, after which he realised that almost all the goods in the shop had been sold.
He called his suppliers, who confirmed having delivered goods ranging from GHC2, 800 to GHC4, 000 but had received no returns. His personal investigations revealed that the lady had opened four separate accounts in her name and diverted money into them.
He made a report to the police, who arrested her and after investigation was put before the court.
Source: Adwoa Okyere Darko, Kumasi