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17.10.2007 Business & Finance

Obiri Lotto Bounces

By Daily Guide

When Mr. Augustine Fordwour, a retired plumber formally working with the Nkoranza St. Theresa's Hospital won ¢80 million lotto, he thought his woes had come to an end.

He celebrated throughout the night and woke up the following morning, borrowed money from a friend and took a taxi to the offices of Obiri Lotteries to collect his money.

Mr. Fordwour was told to come back later because the money was in Sunyani and that there was the need for someone to go for the cheques for him.

Not satisfied, he followed the person to Sunyani where post-dated cheques were issued to him on installment basis.

According to Fordwuor, when he presented one of the cheques for payment at the Sunyani Branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), it bounced.

Fordwour said all efforts to get his winning bonus had since proved futile.

He said so far, ¢20 million had been paid to him and even in that case, he had to travel to the office in Sunyani so many times.

From the way he was being treated, Fordwour thought the only option left for him was to take the company to court to seek redress.

He had since contacted his lawyer for further advice.

From Eric Bawah, Techiman.

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