Collins Adomako-Mensah, a nephew to the Minister of National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah and an aspiring Member of Parliament for the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency in the Ashanti Region has been fingered in a GHC 264, 094 theft from a corporate customer.
Apparently, Mr. Adomako-Mensah was the client service officer at the defunct Capital bank for a Lebanese company called Gen X Trading Company Limited. But on February 22, 2019, the company dragged the embattled Mr. Adomako-Mensah, the Receivers of Capital Bank and the GCB Bank Ghana to the Accra High Court for the missing money.
According to the writ intercepted by Whatsup News, funds belonging to Gen X Trading Company totalling GHc264, 094.00 were alleged fraudulently transferred by Collins Adomako-Mensah to his personal microfinance company named AND Financial Services between 2016 and 2017 without the knowledge or consent of the client.
It is believed that due to his political connection and the fact that his powerful uncle may be preparing him to snatch the seat from Nana Amaniampong Marfo, the incumbent MP of Afigya Kwabre North, when the case was reported to the Airport Police, an attempt was made to sweep the case under the carpet.
However, the angry Lebanese company has proceeded to court and is demanding a whopping GHC 15 million.
The aggrieved company claims the theft caused it huge reputational damages with clients and creditors.
Gen X Trading Company alleged in its suit that: “…sometime between 2016 and 2017, it has observed that cheques issued to its creditors and suppliers were constantly returned due to insufficient funds in the account of the Plaintiff. This is in spite of the fact that the Plaintiff always ensured that it had enough funds in its accounts whenever it issued cheques.”
According to the plaintiff, anytime they enquired about their account, Mr. Adomako-Mensah assured them that there was no problem, however, when they asked for an account balance report, he quickly complained that the then Capital Bank’s systems were down and that he could only print the report on Microsoft Excel sheets.
Apparently, insiders in this case, say that whenever Mr. Adomako-Mensah produced the excel documents, he had cooked figured that kept the minds of the Lebanese businessmen at ease.
However, the situation raised suspicion and the plaintiff went to another branch of Capital Bank to request a bank statement, which was instantly printed out for them to spot the gaping hole of GHC264,094 in their account balance “fraudulently transferred” by the aspiring NPP Member of Parliament and a current staff at the GCB Bank.
GCB Bank has been added to the suit because it took over the assets and liabilities of the defunct Capital Bank, and at the time of the fraudulent transactions, Collins Adomako-Mensah was an employee of the Bank and has since the collapse of the bank, has become an employee of GCB Bank. Meanwhile, Mr. Adomako-Mensah in his Defence is denying the allegations against him.