Police Search For Dispatch Rider

The Amasaman Police Command has mounted a search for a 28-year-old despatch rider, Mr Osei Owusu Cornelius, for allegedly stealing GH¢9,150 belonging to his employer.

The suspect was said to have bolted with the money after he had been instructed by his employer, West African Décor Tiles, to deposit the said amount into an account at the  Mile Seven branch of Ecobank.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Assistant Superintendent of Police at the Amasaman District Police Station, Mr J. B. Darkwa, said the police suspected that the suspect was hiding in Accra or Kumasi.

According to him, the suspect, who hailed from Koforidua in the Eastern Region, until the act, had operated as a despatch rider for the company for almost eight months.

Mr Darkwa said the suspect took advantage of the trust the company had reposed in him to flee with the money.

He said on July 24, last year, the suspect was instructed by his employer to take money from the company’s branch in Accra.

On arrival at the company’s branch, Osei Owusu was handed an envelope containing the money and was instructed to deposit it into the account of his employer.

Mr Darkwa said after some hours, his employers called him only to realise that his phone had been switched off, adding that an attempt to track him down at his residence yielded no fruit as he was nowhere to be found.