Businessman in court over GH¢ 290,000.00 electronic fraud

Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Sept. 28, GNA –
An Accra Circuit Court has granted a bail in the sum of GH¢ 300,000.00 to a
businessman for his alleged involvement in a GH¢ 290,000.00 electronic fraud.

The Court asked that
the four sureties, two of whom should be public servants, are to deposit their
passport size photographs.

Annybert Affum Larby
pleaded not guilty to obtaining electronic payment medium falsely and involved
in fraudulent electronic fund transfer.

He is to make his next
appearance on October 12.

Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP) Man-Anit Sampana told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel
Essandoh that, Jerry Dzomeda, the Prosecution Witness, is the Chief Finance
Officer of the Golden Link Savings and Loans Limited.

Larby, who is also a
former staff of Golden link Savings and Loans, in charge of the E-Banking Unit,
managed to create an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), GH-Link, E-zwich and Visa

DSP Sampana said
between August 2017 and March 2018, the Company undertook an audit into the
operations of the accused person, and it was discovered that he had created two
E-zwich Merchant accounts and two clients’ payment platforms using the names of
Mati Owusu and Fred Lamptey as Teller Merchants with Fred Akoto and Seth
Mahamadu as clients.

Larby took advantage
of those accounts (Merchant and client accounts) and made payments into them for

The Prosecution said
on August 5, 2017, the accused person started withdrawing monies by using GT
Bank ATM.

He stated Larby
succeeded in making 116 transactions to the tune of GHC290,000.00, adding that,
a total of GH¢ 161,677.50 was the balance remaining on the two clients’ cards.

Armed with this
information, a formal report was lodged with the police leading to his arrest.

During investigations,
Larby admitted the offence. He was therefore processed and put before court.


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