Hearts of Oak starlet Boakye in trouble after forging signature of team-mate to make drawing from bank account
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Young midfielder Michael Boakye could face expulsion from Hearts of Oak after admitting to forging his team-mate’s signature and withdrawing money from his bank accounts.
Hearts have begun internal investigations and have asked the reserves team player promoted by Mohammed Polo to refund the $70 he withdrew from third-choice keeper Kingsley Kissi’s bank account on Monday.
Bank officials accompanied by a Ghana Police personnel showed up at the club’s training grounds on Monday to pick Boakye who has played three Premier League games this season but Hearts officials intervened and asked to resolve the issue internally.
According to reports, Kissi was prompted by his bankers through mobile messaging that the amount had been taken out of his account and he rushed the bank to confirm.
CCTV images identified the Michael Boakye in the images recorded and he admitted to the crime when he was confronted by Police officials.
Hearts communications head Saed Muheed confirmed the incidence: “Yes, he (Boakye) has admitted the wrongdoing and has been asked to refund the amount to Kissi and further investigations will take place and necessary action taken.”
Accra-based Oman FM claims in a report that the player’s girlfriend threatened to break up with him if he fails to buy her a ticket for the much-awaited famous boxing bout between Bokum Banku and Ayittey Powers on Thursday night in Accra.
GHANAsoccernet.com cannot independently confirm the claim.
Boakye, who joined Hearts in 2012 from Real Tamale United, could face an internal reprehension and could be expelled by the Phobians as a disciplinary measure.