….Audit Report Directs A Refund Of Stolen Booty
Miss Rejoice Akrasie, the immediate past Financial Controller of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), who was indicted in the unions’ audit report for embezzling some funds, has refunded an amount of GHc3, 800 out of the GHc 13,727.50 from the union’s bursary.
According to a source at NUGS, the amount was part of the total amount, she allegedly embezzled from the union’s coffers, during her tenure in office during the 2014/2015 academic year.
An audit report dated October 16, 2015, and signed by the Chairman of the Audit Report Committee, Mr. Osei Rayford Enoch, said Rejoice Akrasie, embezzled the amount during and after the emergency congress at the Islamic University College in Accra without authorization.
When she was contacted Miss Rejoice Akrasie, confirmed making a payment of an amount of GHc 3,800 as instructed by the auditor’s report.
The audit report, also indicted the immediate past Women’s Commissioner (WOCOM), Miss Irish Kwarfo, for also embezzling an amount of GHc5,150.
Earlier, when Miss Irish Kwarfo, was contacted in regards to refunding the amount, she stole from the union, she told this reporter that she was going to refund the money in order to have her peace of mind.
Meanwhile, the Central Committee of NUGS, has accepted the report of its Audit Committee and has authorized the President and the Financial Controller to ensure that a letter is written to demand for the refund of the monies stolen from the union’s coffers.
According to the Central Committee, the union, should commence criminal proceedings against the indicted individuals, if they fail to comply with the directives.