Uber driver remanded for attempting to sell his employer’s car

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An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday remanded into Police custody a driver for a stealing a Toyota Corrolla valued at GH¢ 35,000 cedis at Sakumono in Accra.

Robert Twumasi, the suspect is said to have forged the car documents belonging to one Jonas Dzanku who bought the car for him to use same for Uber services.

Mr. Dzanku opened an account for Twumasi to be paying the proceeds of his services into the said account but he rather ended up forging the vehicle documents into his name and used same to secure a loan.

When asked where the proceeds were, he told the Police that he had used same  to cater for his ailing mother who is domiciled at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Twumasi charged with stealing, forgery of documents and possession of forged documents pleaded not guilty.

Prosecution told the court that the complainant Jonas Dzanku is a businessman residing at Sakumono whiles the accused resides at Ashongman.

Prosecution said on February 28, this year, the complainant reported to the Police about his missing car with registration number GT 1533-18.

Prosecution said the complainant indicated that he gave the car to Twumasi to be used for Uber Services and opened at ECOBANK account for the accused to pay in proceeds from the services of the car into that account.

The prosecution said the complainant travelled to South Africa and when he returned in June this year he realized that the accused had deposited only GH¢400.00 in the account.

According to prosecution, the accused however could not be traced. The Police mounted a search for him and had information that Twumasi was trying to sell the vehicle.

Prosecution said the Police feigned interest to purchase the vehicle which was partly damaged. Twumasi provided the said buyer with photocopies of the vehicle documents which had been changed into his (Twumasi) name.

When Twumasi was nabbed on August 5, this year, he told the Police that he used his daily sales to cater for his ailing mother.

Twumasi further explained that he made the change of Transfer at the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) in order to secure a loan at the bank to replace his daily sales.

 

Source: GNA

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