A 23-year-old salesman at a Fan Milk Depot in Ashaiman has been arraigned before court for staking a bet with his company’s sales.
According to a report by Ghanaweb.com, the 23-year-old young who has was identified as Saddick Amoah reportedly used GHC7,000 out of sales he had made in the day to stake a bet.
His intention was that after winning the bet, he will return the GHC7,000 into the company’s coffers and keep the profits to himself.
However, Saddick lost the bet and failed to return the amount he withdrew from the depot’s coffers.
Reacting to Saddick’s unprofessional conduct, the depot manager Madam Thelma Bortey took the matter to the police station after she detected some shortage in sales.
She indicated that Saddick could not account for the money while auditing their accounts and refused to answer his calls whenever she demanded an explanation about the missing cash.
Responding to the case, the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command invited Saddick Amoah to the police station to help authorities in the investigation into the missing money.
At the station, Saddick confessed to having used the money to stake an online bet, hoping to make some profits but ended up losing all the money.
Superintendent Afrifa Akwasi said Saddick Amoah was employed by someone at the Fan Milk depot as a salesperson who was responsible for taking payments for purchases made.
The police officer indicated that towards the end of the month of January 2021, Saddick was asked to render an account of sales but he was always hesitant.