On April 30, 2021, the CEO of Aporgan K-A Enterprise, Asumbekere Karim Anagbila, got a notification that GH₵31,000 had been withdrawn from his bank account. But what alarmed him more was the name that came with the alert—David Aruk.
David Aruk is the Engineer and head of the works department at the Bongo District Assembly. Karim said he had not permitted him to withdraw any money from his account.
But that was not the last time the Bongo District Assembly was involved in withdrawing cash from the account without his permission.
On June 14, 2021, GH₵156,520 entered and disappeared from Karim’s account under murkier circumstances than the first withdrawal, this time without any traces.
Attempts by Karim to get answers about the second withdrawal from the bank failed because not even his bank statement contained the faintest clue about who withdrew the money.
In the following investigative report, The Fourth Estate’s Manasseh Azure Awuni, investigations revealed that both withdrawals were facilitated by officials of the Bongo District Assembly.
He also establishes the relationship between the assembly and the bank and why the assembly withdrew a total of GH₵187,520 from Karim’s account without his authorization.
On Wednesday, we published the text version of the story: THE BONGO SCANDAL: Assembly withdraws GH₵187,000 from contractor’s bank account without permission
Here is the full video report of the story:
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