Man who went to withdraw his Gh¢100 at Stanbic bank wrongfully arrested for taking Gh¢4K

A Ghanaian man has taken to social media to open up on how he was wrongfully arrested when he went to Stanbic bank to withdraw his last Gh¢100.

According to him, he went to the bank to withdraw his money from the ATM but it wasn’t accessible. He stormed the banking hall and was told his account has been frozen and was asked to wait for some minutes.

He disclosed that police came and arrest him without telling him his offense. They took him to their station, put him behind bars and granted him bail after 24hours.

The bank later told him his arrest was a mistake because he was suspected of using his account to withdraw Gh¢4,800 from one of their clients.

Read his story below;

“Hello Sir,

Kindly advice me because a lot of Tell It All members asked me to contact you.

I went to ATM machine to withdraw my last ₵100 but could not so I decided to go to the Stanbic Bank Ghana (thats my bank) banking Hall to do the withdrawal.
When I got there, the teller told me that my account has been frozen so I should wait. About 5mins later, two staff of @stanbic Bank Ghana came with police officers to arrest me. At that time, I didn’t know what was going on but I was taken to Police station. I wrote my statement as I have written above and was put in cell after.

I still didn’t know what I had done but I stayed in cell for for more than 24hrs. Later I was permitted to call a friend and she came with a lawyer to bail me. As at that time, no @stanbic bank official had told me anything.

I went to work and I was told by my boss that Stanbic Bank says I have used my account to withdraw ₵4,800 from their client which was never true. Later, my boss gave me a lawyer and we sent them a letter. That was when an employee of @stanbic bank told me they were sorry and it was a mistake.

The guy offered to pay ₵1000 as the lawyer’s fee and I said no. Unfortunately, the lawyer told me before we could pursue the case, I have to pay ₵3,000 and some court charges but I couldn’t afford that.
@stanbic bank has also decided not to mind me but I am left in a state of dilema.

Waiting for your advice and directions Sir
Thank you

Ben Ankomah-Appiah.”

Stanbic Bank Ghana we will like to hear your side of the story 🤔