Former United Bank of Africa Employee Arrested in US$30K Theft
Monrovia – A former employee of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) who was involved in a fraud at his former workplace has been arrested by the Liberia National Police.
Report by Henry Karmo – [email protected]
Ansah Boker, a former relation officer, worked in UBA’s corporate department and had been on the run for nearly six months when it was discovered he was involved in a scam of over US$30k from a customer’s account.
The bank said Boker and three others connived and withdrew the money from PCI, a local Ngodoing business with the bank.
Joseph Flomo, Sam Bondo and Reynold Richardson, accomplices of Boker and owners of an account name Jokiti Construction and Investment INC withdrew the US$30K twice with the help of Boker who worked in the bank.
The three were arrested immediately after an alert was raised on the account of PCI and Boker had been a fugitive since.
But the legal officer of UBA-Liberia, Eduardo Yantee, said Boker was arrested on Thursday, February 23 in the vicinity of the ELWA Hospital when the bank received a tipoff that his pregnant girlfriend was seeking treatment at the ELWA Hospital.
Boker, in his 30s, is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation and is expected to be forwarded to court for prosecution.
Bondo, Richardson and Flomo, accomplices of Boker were investigated charged in August 2016 and sent to court for prosecution.
The three were charged for theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation.
Yantee said the Bank will continue to put in measures that will ensure that fraudulent activities are curtailed.