2 NHIS staff jailed 5 years

By on

6192550552543_6705566221227Two staff of the National Health Insurance Authority, have been sentenced to a year jail term for stealing.

The officers, George Kwesi Essem-koffie and Emmanuel Amoahene Kanga, Scheme Manager and Accountant respectively at the Amanfiman Scheme office in the Western region were found guilty of the offence by the Sekondi High Court on July 24, 2014.

The accused in 2010 conspired with Juliana Opoku-Manu, the administrator at the Samatek Timber and Plywood Hospital in the region and diverted the sum of GHC 131,409.26 meant for the payment of claims to the Samatex Hospital into a fictitious account for their personal benefit. Juliana Opoku-Manu, was however, convicted and asked to refund her part of the money. She was not jailed.

The aforesaid fraud was discovered through a routine audit exercise carried out by NHIA’s Internal Audit team. Based on the audit findings, the three including Juliana Opoku-Manu, were arrested and arraigned before the Sekondi High Court and charged with six counts of conspiracy to steal and stealing the sum of GH?131,409.26 belonging to the hospital.

His Lordship, Justice George Buadi convicted and sentenced the two NHIS officers, George Kwesi Essem-koffie and Emmanuel Amoahene Kanga, each to 5 years imprisonment on each of the six counts in hard labour [to run concurrently].

Additionally, the convicts were ordered to refund the money to the hospital failing which they will serve additional two years.



ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

[email protected]

A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

view all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson  


233times.com is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more.

233times.com reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.

We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...


facebook twitter youtube google plus linkedIn

To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit 233times.com/advertise or call +233249455142 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)