A police constable has been honoured by the Police Administration and Stanbic Bank Ghana for his honesty after he returned a sum of GH¢2,000 he found at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
Constable Prince Fordjour attached to the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Headquarters, found the money on July 5, 2021 at the Abeka Junction branch of Stanbic Bank in Accra after he had gone to withdraw money.
He immediately called his commander, Chief Superintendent Theodore Hlormenu, to inform him about the incident and then proceeded to the bank to return the cash.
The Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, on behalf of the Police Administration presented a cash of GH¢5,000 to the police constable.
In addition, Stanbic Bank Ghana also presented an investment fund of GH¢4,000, a current account of GH¢1,000, a gift voucher of GH¢1,000, and some branded materials and promotional items.
The IGP expressed his happiness as a chief of police that one of his own has been able to demonstrate honesty.
He said, “Constable Fordjour has actually demonstrated that he has joined a service with integrity by not pocketing the money when he found it but returning it.”
“Nobody could have seen him take the money but he first called his commander, after which the money was returned and when the system was checked, the bank discovered that the amount discovered was actually GH¢2,000 which had been returned.”
He also recommended one Christiana Ocansey of Oyibi Police who also returned an amount of GH¢2,000 found at a bank, saying “at the appropriate time, she is also going to be appreciated for what she did.”
The head of marketing and communication manager of Stanbic Bank Ghana, Mawuko Afadzinu, who presented the items said Chief Superintendent Hlormenu called the bank to return the money.
He said the honesty portrayed by Constable Fordjour personifies the police profession, and the bank appreciates him and had to recognise him in this unique way.
Also present was the Director General in charge of Welfare, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, and other senior police officers.