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Hearts of Oak starlet Boakye in trouble after forging signature of team-mate to make drawing from bank account

Published on: 14 May 2014
Hearts of Oak midfielder Michael Boakye in action against Liberty

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.

Kingsley Kissi had his money stolen by team-mate Boakye

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. 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.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ohene says:
    May 15, 2014 10:41 am
    dis is very serious issue dats must be carefully watch out ooooo,we must pay our local players well while others re takin weekly wages our players re takin as low as GHC 80 per month. dis is a lesson to our club owners. bonbo krat...........
  • kofi mossi. says:
    May 15, 2014 09:29 am
    This young man should be punished as a common thief. The matter should not be treated as a "football matter". This is a serious criminal offence.
  • nana nkrumah says:
    May 15, 2014 09:32 am
    de player needs prayers
  • Kingvasco says:
    May 15, 2014 06:46 am
    U people should grow up and stop the uncivilised way of thinking.condem the young players attitude and stop ur bush manners
  • Kingvasco says:
    May 15, 2014 06:48 am
    U people should grow up and stop the uncivilised way of thinking askantwi and kweku.condem the young players attitude and stop ur bush manners
  • Adebayo says:
    May 14, 2014 09:15 pm
    This is a criminal offence. If Hearts could not prevent the report going out, they cannot now prevent the police from doing their work!
  • Askantwi says:
    May 14, 2014 09:19 pm
    Why Hearts of Oak leave their players so poor and broke beats my imagination. That's a damn shame to Hearts of Oak franchise.
  • Raskimono says:
    May 14, 2014 10:02 pm please give credit where it is due, you quoted exactly what Saeed Muheed said on Oman fm but you did not give them the credit, but where they alleged that the player's girl friend threatened to jilt him iof he did not take her to the Powers vs Banku fight (which cannot be substantiated) you attributed it to them and went further to state that you cannot independently confirm that, what kind of journalism is that? We all listen and read as well, shame on you!
  • Kweku says:
    May 15, 2014 02:00 am
    This is no news now phobia are full of thieves. Remember when they stole bedsheets and forks and our own Don Bortey stealing watches in Isreal the land of our saviour imagine. Julor kwakwe