GUILTY! John Allister
John Allister, the houseboy who allegedly murdered his madam and bolted with her car at Apaaso in Kumasi, has been convicted for stealing in another case.
Allister, 22, was convicted yesterday by an Asokwa District Court for stealing GH¢167,650.09 from his ex-employer, Gloria Morrison, a businesswoman at Bantama.
Before his conviction, he pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing, and the court presided over by Vida Achiaa Yeboah deferred his sentence to Friday, October 6, 2023.
The prosecution told the court that complainant Gloria Morrison, who owns a hotel at Bantama, employed John Allister as a receptionist in 2022.
According to prosecution, the accused surprisingly left his post after one month.
Allister was said to have returned to his ex-employer to seek for job at the same hotel in July 2023, which he was given.
The prosecution said on August 6, 2023, the complainant gave her Infinix Note 8 mobile phone to John to do configuration, but he bolted with the cell phone.
Whilst in the possession of the cell phone, John withdrew GH¢167,650.09 from the complainant’s Absa Bank account, using a mobile app on the phone.
The complainant reported the case to the police and John was arrested from his hideout in Accra.
He admitted the offence in his caution statement and told police he used the money to rent an apartment.
After investigation, he was arraigned subsequently.
Meanwhile, John Allister is expected to appear before the Asokore Mampong District Court today in the case involving the murder his madam, Princess Afua Ahenkan.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi