Twenty-Six (26)-year-old National Service person Danyagiri Mark who worked with the Tamale Medical Stores of the Ghana Health Service(GHS) has been sentenced to a total of 26 years imprisonment.
The Tamale High Court Presided over by His Lordship Richard Kogyapwa found the suspect guilty of five counts including stealing, forgery and money laundering.
He was subsequently sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in hard labour for two counts of stealing; 7 each, convicted to 300 penalty units to two counts of forgery or in default spend 4 mores years each in jail on each count and 2000 penalty units equivalent of GHc24,000 or in default spend an additional 4 years jail term in hard labor.
Sentences on each count are to run concurrently according to the trial judge who demanded that the GHc39, 975.000 cash retrieved from him and the Toyota corolla be returned to the Regional Medical Stores.
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Danyagiri Mark was arrested after it turned out that he capitalized on the weak administrative structures at the Tamale Medical Stores and stole paid cheques, altered them paid the same into Sunyani Branch (D.V Procurement Account) amounting to GHS163,000 to which he was the sole signatory.
One of such cheques had a face value of GHS103, 000 from the Salaga Hospital in the East Gonja District which he lodged into an account at Stanbic Sunyani.
Details coupled with documents available to MyNewsGh.com, suggest that suspect Danyagiri Mark opened the account with the name, Danyagiri Veterinary (DV) Drug Procurement Account and also provided the bank with details from the Registrar General’s Department as required by the Bank of Ghana(BoG) Regulations.
Upon his arrest, he admitted using part of the money to purchase an unregistered Toyota Corrola vehicle amounting to GHS78, 000 and some gadgets including Iphones.
Police investigators also retrieved a cash amount GHS39, 975.00 from him at the time of his arrest which he admitted was part of the money he stole