Businessman petitions IGP over missing money
4/21/2012 8:00:22 PM -
Accra, April 21, GNA - Mr. Ali Abdul Rahman, a businessman, has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to launch full scale investigations into the alleged missing of 100,900 Ghana cedis, which was in the custody of police officers.
A petition written by his solicitor, Mr Rapheal Alijina of the Law Temple Chambers, copied to Ghana News Agency (GNA), said that Mr Rahman on January 19 this year sold a carat of gold valued 200,000 Ghana cedis to someone in Osu.
It said Rahman on his way to Kwame Nkrumah Circle met someone, who offered to sell to him cyanide at Mile Seven Park at Achimota.
The petition said while Rahman was negotiating for the purchase of the cyanide, a team of police officers from Regional Criminal Investigations Department (CID), led by Lance Corporal Philip Peterson, allegedly swooped on him and the cyanide owner and took away two bags containing 184,000 Ghana cedis.
It alleged that Mr Rahman and the cyanide owner were escorted to the Regional CID office together with the two bags of money and handed over to Baffour Appenteng the second in Command, at his office.
The petition said Mr Rahman at the Crime Office demanded that inventory of his belongings and the amount be taken, but Baffour Appenteng claimed that he had no knowledge of money in the two bags, which were in his office.
According to the petition, Mr Rahman said when his lawyer arrived at the Regional CID, Lance Corporal Peterson confirmed that the two bags were in the office of Baffour Appenteng.
It indicated that the businessman said that finally the police counted the money in the presence of Baffour Appenteng and it was discovered that GH 90,900 out of GH 184,000 could not be accounted for.
The petition said that on January 21, 2012 when the remaining amount was to be released to Mr Rahman in the presence of his lawyer, it was discovered that the remaining GH 93,000 was short by GH 10,000 cedis.
According to the petition, Mr Rahman said that on January 23, this year, various letters were written to the policemen and copies forwarded to the IGP for the return the money but to no avail.