This is an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal dated 21st February 2018. That judgment affirmed the appellant’s conviction and sentence to 10 years I.H.L for the offence of stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).
The facts culminating in this appeal are amply captured by the decision of the Court of Appeal. However, we will reiterate them in our own words as follows.
Francis Arthur, the appellant, was the Customer Service Manager of Ecobank Ghana Limited at its Takoradi Main Harbour Branch. Sometime in June 2013, an investigative team of Ecobank Limited (“the Bank”)arrived at Takoradi from the head office in Accra, particularly to the appellant’s branch to conduct a routine training. While there, Ebenezer Lartey, a member of the team who is the head of the Security and Investigation Department of the Bank (the complainant and PW1) spotted a Porsche Cayenne vehicle parked at the branch. His curiosity drove hi…