First Atlantic Bank Tops Trends In Ghana After Its Top Official Was Sued Over Alleged s€xual Harassment

First Atlantic Bank is on top of trends in Ghana after its top official was sued.

A former National Service Personal, Deborah Seyram Adablah, has dragged the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of First Atlantic Bank, Ernest Kwasi Nimako to court.

She levelled s€xual harassment charges against him.

Copies of the suit have been trending on various social media platforms.

“Plaintiff avers that it is against this background of persistent sexual harassment and abuse by the 1″ Defendant on the plaintiff, while the 2nd Defendant looked on without taking measures to eliminate same but encouraged same by her acts of omission that plaintiff had no alternative than to fall prey in the hands of the 1″ Defendant and gave in to a Parlor relationship with the 1st Defendant,” a portion of the suit filed by her lawyer, Mohamed Atta at the Accra High Court reads.

“Plaintiff avers that during her national service work, she and the 1″ Defendant entered into a Parlor relationship. Plaintiff avers that the relationship started as a result of persistent sexual harassment and abuse by the 1st Defendant, a superior officer who wielded a lot of power which the plaintiff finally gave in without which she would have found working in the 2nd Defendant’s office a nightmare.”

The complainant further accused the First Atlantic Bank of looking on while its senior managers abuse their positions to have sexual affairs with junior female staff.

“Plaintiff avers that, when she started working with the 2n° Defendant bank, she observed persistent sexual harassment by senior male officers against female workers of the bank and if you failed to give in to their demands, your life in the bank is made unhappy, uncomfortable and unfriendly to work in.

“Plaintiff avers that virtually every senior manager has a girlfriend in the bank and they change the ladies at their will to the knowledge of the managers of the 2nd Defendant bank. They also use us the female staff to make advances to very rich customers with a view to sleeping with them and getting them to open accounts with the bank to the detriment of the female staff.”

Deborah Seyram Adablah claimed the accused promised her the following-after her service:

• Lump sum working capital to start a business.

• Pay for her accommodation/Rent for 3 years

• Buy her a car

• Pay her GHc 3,000.00 a month.

• Buy the plaintiff a ring.

• Pay her medical and other Bills including paying for her to undergo a family planning treatment so that she will not give birth in the short term.

• To marry Plaintiff after divorcing his wife in the course of their parlour relationship since 1′ Defendant’s relationship with his wife was challenged, with irreconcilable differences and the marriage had broken down beyond repairs and or reconciliation. Generally to take care of the plaintiff.

Deborah Seyram Adablah is, therefore, seeking the court to give the following orders against both the First Atlantic Bank and Kwasi Nimako:

a) An order that the 15′ defendant transfers the title of car No. GC -7899-21 into the name of the plaintiff and or an order directed at DVLA to Register the Car No.GC-7899-21 into the name of the Plaintiff as the owner.

b) A refund of the cost of repairs of Ghc10,000.00 which Defendant promised to refund to the plaintiff but failed.

c) An order that the Defendants pay to the Plaintiff the following: (i) 1st Defendant pays lump sum money to the plaintiff to enable the plaintiff to start a business to take care of herself as agreed by the plaintiff and Defendant. (ii) 1st Defendant pays the remaining two (2) years rent for Plaintiff’s accommodation or pays the same amount for the remaining two (2) years at the same rate at an alternative accommodation. (iii)1st Defendant to pay the outstanding arrears of Plaintiff’s monthly allowance from July 2022 to the date of Judgement and pay all medical expenses as a result of the side effects of the Family Planning treatment. (iv)General damages against the Defendants.

(d) Any other relief(s) the Court deems necessary including legal cost

First Atlantic Bank -Deborah Seyram Adablah and Ernest Kwasi Nimako

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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