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25.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Student jailed 36 months for forgery

By gna

A 21-year-old Engineering Student of Takoradi Polytechnic, Mighty Bigson was on Wednesday jailed 36 months in hard labour on his own plea by a Kumasi Circuit Court for forgery.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Archibald Kwesi Fandoh told the court presided over by Mr Amoh Yartey that Bigson visited his girl friend at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi on March 19.

He said while in the room, Bigson saw the savings book of his girl friend's room mate and quickly wrote down the accounts number and her full name.

The prosecution said on March 23, Bigson went to Adum branch of Ghana Commercial Bank, took a withdrawal form, filled it and forged the signature of the holder and presented it for payment.

He said Bigson wanted to withdraw the entire GH¢300 in the account and the cashier became surprised with a woman's photograph on the account in the computer and upon interrogations by officials of the bank the case was reported to the police and after investigations charged with the offence.