A Ghanaian police officer, has been heavily rewarded after he returned GHc 2,000 (N138,120) which he found lying at the ATM by mistake.
Constable Prince Fordjour, received a total cash price of GHc 11,000 (N759,662) and other souvenirs at a ceremony at the Police Headquarters on July 16, 2021.
The Ghana Police Force recounted the honest gesture on their verified Facebook handle, and explained that the officer was being rewarded not only for the amount involved but for his integrity.
Fordjour received a total investment fund of GHc 4,000 (N276,240); a gift voucher of GHc 1,000 (N69,060), a current account credited with GHc 1,000 (N69,060) and corporate souvenirs of the Stanbic Bank.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh who was also pleased with Constable Fordjour’s action also presented him with a cash amount of GHc 5,000 (N345,300).
These monies put together totaled GHc 11,000 (N759, 662).
Ghana police wrote on its Facebook page;
”Stanbic Bank Appreciates Police Officer for Honesty
Constable Prince Fordjour of the Police National SWAT has been presented with a special investment fund of four thousand Ghana cedis; gift voucher of one thousand Ghana cedis, current account credited with one thousand Ghana cedis and corporate souvenirs of the Stanbic Bank, for displaying honesty and integrity.
At a ceremony at the Police Headquarters today 16th July, 2021, the Stanbic Bank’s Branding and Marketing Manager Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu said Constable Fordjour on 5th July 2021 found cash of Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (2000.00 ghc) discharged by the bank’s ATM at Abeka Total with nobody in sight.
However, the constable reported the incident to his Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Theodore Hlormenu who in turn returned the money to the bank.
” It is not about the amount involved but the gesture of the constable which personifies what the police represents in the community, which is the same as our motto ‘Service with Integrity’, ” he said.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh who was pleased with Constable Fordjour’s action also presented him with cash amount of five thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 5,000) and thanked the bank for not keeping the news to themselves. The IGP used the occasion to encourage Police Officers to stand up for the right thing at all times even when no one is watching.