Customer Wrongfully Arrested By Stanbic Bank Gets Compensation

Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah(In Blue long sleeves), Kwame A-Plus and two top members of Stanbic Bank

A Ghanaian young man, Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah who was wrongfully arrested after he went to Stanbic Bank to withdraw from his bank account has been duly compensated.

Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah’s issue gained public attention after he narrated his ordeal on social media.

The issue was given strong attention by social media activist, Kwame A-plus and he has been duly compensated.

In a Facebook post, Kwame A-plus revealed that Stanbic Bank and Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah have agreed on a settlement and the compensation has been paid accordingly.

The post reads in parts as: “Earlier today I accompanied Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah to Stanbic Bank headquarters. I’m happy to inform you that after just a few minutes of deliberations, we signed an agreement, and compensation was paid”.

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Read the full narration by Benjamin Ankomah-Appiah below

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.

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