Bank Thief’s Woes Deepen
After being fined GH¢480 for stealing a laptop belonging to Amalgamated Bank, 19-year-old Nathaniel Osman has been identified by another company for stealing their laptop. Suspect Nathaniel Osman was said to have gone to Evolution International, an advertising company on November 17, 2010, and stole the company’s laptop. The suspect went to the advertising company under the pretext of seeking employment. The Finance and Administrative Director of Evolution International, Bernard Osei Tutu, who lodged a complaint of theft against Osman for stealing the company’s laptop, noted that the suspect went to the company on November 12, 2010 to look for a job as a cleaner. He said Osman was scheduled to come for an interview on November 17, 2010, which he did. “He got to the office around 6am and requested that they show him the washroom.” While the cleaners were busily working, Osman went to the first floor, dashed into one of the rooms and bolted with a laptop. Osei Tutu maintained that when the workers realized that one of the laptops was missing, the suspect was nowhere to be found. “We then read in the Daily Guide newspaper that he had been arrested for the same offence and had come to identify him,” he added. Supporting his claim by producing their visitors’ notebook, which indicated the date and time of suspect Osman’s visit, Osei Tutu noted that the suspect was wearing a black suit and trousers and had a bag in his possession when he went to look for the job at the company. Meanwhile, an Accra magistrate court has awarded a fine of GH¢480 against Osman. In default, he would serve three months in prison in hard labour. Nathaniel Osman, a self-styled businessman residing at Dansoman, was alleged to have been invited for an interview by the Amalgamated Bank around 7am, but he ended up stealing a brand new Toshiba laptop belonging to the bank. He was then spotted and handed over to the police. Superintendent Cephas Koffie, District Commander of Adabraka, has therefore called on corporate institutions that might have fallen victim to Osman’s antics to report to the station. He also cautioned institutions to be weary of persons they invited for interviews, and others who stormed their institutions to transact business.