GCB Bank Ltd. has rewarded personnel of the Kasoa Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service for demonstrating patriotism and commitment to the national interest.
The bank also paid the medical bills of Inspector Charles Yeboah of the Command, who was injured in front of the Kasoa Main Branch of the bank during a scuffle with Kojo Appeaga, 36, who wielded a double-edged machete and threatened customers and staff of the branch on 27th September this year.
Appeaga, who is now in police custody, had attempted to force open the banking hall doors but was prevented by security personnel on duty.
The security personnel called for reinforcements from the Police Divisional Office, which responded quickly and apprehended Appeaga after they had fired some warning shots.
In the melee, Inspector Charles Yeboah was stabbed on the left lower arm while attempting to arrest the suspect. He was rushed to Koasoa Polyclinic for treatment and has since been discharged.
The Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah who led a delegation of the Bank to the Kasoa Divisional Command and the private residence of Inspector Nyarko, presented an undisclosed amount of money to the Inspector to cover his medical bills and cushion him while recuperating.
He commended the police for their timely intervention to prevent a situation that could have resulted in chaos at the branch and the community.
Mr. Sowah was particularly grateful to the Divisional Commander and his men for the professional manner in which they handled the issue, saying: “The fact that you intervened means a lot to GCB.
“It is important to recognise the police in this circumstance, and we cannot ignore you,” he said.
The Divisional Commander, ACP Charles Kofi Adu, expressed the Ghana Police Service’s appreciation to management of GCB, particularly the MD for his practical demonstration of care toward the police.
He described it as encouraging and motivating for the GCB MD to personally follow-up, interact with the Police and visit the injured.
Mr. Sowah was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Kojo Kwarteng; the Branch Manager, Mrs. Lydia Dugbartey; and the Deputy Security Coordinator of the Bank, Emmanuel Frimpong.