Nigerian telecom, Glo Ghana, has been dragged to court by one of its distributors, Chafal Communications Ventures, over an alleged pilfering of stocks of sim cards, rechargeable cards and modems, to the tune of GHc1.7 million.
The pilfering is believed to have been perpetrated by a Nigerian, Alabi Bamidelle, who works as a stock controller, at the company’s Mallam branch.
Chafal Communications is the biggest Glo distributor in Ghana.
Alabi Bamidelle is alleged to have been stealing from the distributor’s stocks kept at the company’s warehouse in bits and pieces over the years, accumulating to the tune of GHc1.7 million.
The distributor, after recording huge losses of under-supply, conducted a sleuth check on his stocks and discovered that the seals have been tampered with and stocks removed from the boxes to the tune of GHc120,000.
It was after this discovery that Alabi Bamidelle admitted being responsible and pleaded for mercy but has since been hiding from the Weija Police, following a report of the matter to the police.
The case is currently being battled at an Accra High Court.
According to the suit filed at the Accra High Court by Kelvin Atsu Wilson, owner of Chafal Communication Ventures, Glo deliberately pushed excess stock of its products on him without his prior consent, which they (Glo) later schemed to steal same from him.
He said the said excess stocks that were pushed and credited to “my account” by Glo were done in a manner that he never had the opportunity to inspect.
But in a rather shocking twist, Glo Mobile Ghana upon hearing Alabi Bamidelle’s confession disassociated itself from the matter and assured to investigate it but to no avail.
Chafal Communications is, therefore, seeking an interlocutory injunction restraining Glo, Unibank Ghana Limited and First Capital Plus Bank Limited from taking steps leading to the satisfaction of his bank guarantees.
Sources at Chafal Communications revealed that since no response was coming from Glo, the distributor decided to take the matter to the police.
Meanwhile, Volta Region has no Glo customer care point for customers.
Their two shops in Aflao and Ho have been closed down because of the cost involved in operating the shops.
Instead, they requested the distributor to open shops whereby he will be given some incentives but failed to reward the distributor as agreed.