Toll booth attendant remanded over GHȻ2 theft

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A toll booth attendant attached to the Ghana Highway Authority has

been remanded into police custody an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly

stealing GHȻ2.

The accused, Thomas Tetteh, is said to have on November 10, 2014 at

Ayi Mensah in Accra stolen the money belonging to the Government


According to the prosecution, Tetteh allegedly collected the money

from a tipper truck driver but failed to issue the ticket.

However, appearing before trial judge Aboagye Tandoh, the accused

denied the offence and was remanded into police custody to reappear on

December 22, 2014.

Prosecuting, Inspector Pat Han­son said the complainants are police

officers stationed at the Special Oper­ation Unit (SOU) of the office

of the president while the accused is a toll booth attendant of the

Ghana High­way Authority resident at Teshie.

Prosecution stated that for some time now, there have been some

reports that some operators of the toll booth do not issue tickets to

drivers they receive monies from.

The police officer stated that by this practice, the toll booth

attendants enriched themselves while depriving the state of revenue

expected from the roads.

Inspector Hanson indicated that to forestall the practice, the SOU of

the office of the president deployed plain clothe personnel to check

the activities of the toll booth operators.

The prosecutor said that on the aforementioned date the com­plainants

visited the Ayi Mensah toll booth on the Accra-Aburi road, where

Tetteh collected money from a tipper truck driver but failed to issue

him a ticket.

He said the driver was contacted and in the presence of Tetteh he

admitted that the accused person did not issue him (the driver) ticket

after collecting money from him.

Prosecution said Tetteh was arrested and handed over to the Fraud Unit

of the CID headquarters for further investigations.

He said the accused in his caution statement admitted the offence.

Credit: Daily Guide

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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