Mynewsghana has reported that the Tamale Medical Stores had been hit by a major fraud involving some Huge amount of money on Stanbic Bank which was paid into the private account of a worker.
National Service worker Danyagiri Mark was established to be the key perpetrator of the entire scandal which has stolen from the government.
Mynewsghana which has researched the story since 2020 discovered that Stanbic Bank Tamale’s Medical Stores account was recreated and reopened with all transactions from the healthcare institutions been done in the Sunyani Branch of the same Stanbic Bank.
After succeeding to open the account under the false name of D.V Drug Procurement Account it began to operate by redirecting money to the other account by Danyagiri Mark with the help of some persons (whose names have been excluded for now).
The raison d’etre was to rely upon Tamale medical stores’ poor systems, thereby stealing paid checks or changing genuine paid checks which he later paid into the D.V procurement account, the sole signatory to that fake Sunyani branch.
One of the paychecks was paid for the defective Stanbic Sunyani account at GHS103,000 from Salaga Hospital, Eastern Gonja District.
During inquiries, the Ghana Health Service officials reported that a large number of cedis have gone missing after they were paid to be used in the purchasing of Drugs.
Upon realization that some huge amount of money was missing, they lodged a complaint to the police which later resulted in the arrest of Danyagiri Mark who had been the one responsible for paying cheques into the right accounts for medicines.
He was later arrested and admitted to committing crimes following the intervention of the police in Tamale by creating a new account where changed crossed cheques totaling GHS 163,000 were paid in and withdrawn at pace.
He also made the purchase of a GHS 78 000 unlicensed Toyota Corrola vehicle and some devices like the iPhones with a portion of the money.
police officers were also able to find a cash amount of GHS39, 975.00, which he acknowledged to be part of the money he robbed at the time of the arrest. He was eventually charged with theft, fraud, and corruption before the Tamale high court, headed on 17 December by Richard Kogyapwa