A Cape Coast High Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye singled out a bank staff in a robbery of ¢600,000 and gave him a hefty sentence of 25 years.
Michael Fosu, alias ‘Bursar’ who was a cleaner working at the Ghana Commercial Bank branch at Asikuma in the Central Region, was among four persons who conspired to rob a bank customer of ¢600,000.
In sentencing the four persons, Justice Kwasi Boakye indicated that even though Michael’s share of the booty was the least – ¢10,000 – he decided to single him out and deal with him severely.
The judge remarked, “I take good note of the role he played in the commissioning of the robbery. For purposes of emphasis, the undisputed evidence is that Michael called one of the robbers on the phone to alert him that the customer had withdrawn the money and was leaving the bank premises.
Based on the call placed by the bank staff to his counterparts, they succeeded in the operation.
The judge described Michael’s behaviour as a danger and a threat to society.