31-year-old Yusif Abubakar, a fuel station supervisor in Hohoe-Volta region has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing over Ghc 139k.
Yusif Abubakar told the presiding Judge at a Hohoe Circuit Court that he used all the stolen money on sports betting but he never won a single bet.
The court handed Yusif Abubakar 15 years jail term for stealing Ghs139, 118 belonging to his employer Star Oil Company.
Reports on various media outlets claim the judge, Yaw Opoku Acheampong said during the sentencing that he would have jailed Abubakar for 20 years but he showed remorse throughout his trial.
The court also ordered Abubakar to pay back the stolen money.