Ernest Kwasi Nimako, Chief Financial Officer of First Atlantic Bank is facing a lawsuit over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by one Deborah Seyram Adablah at the bank.
The plaintiff, a female National Service Personnel, has alleging that she was repeatedly harassed, abused by her boss and coerced into accepting his advances.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the Ghanaian courts, has sent shockwaves through the banking industry, raising serious questions about the culture and practices of the bank.
The well-endowed lady, claims that the harassment and abuse began shortly after she started working at the bank, and continued for several months. However, complaints she made to the bank’s management were futile.
Per the lawsuit, Ms. Adablah is seeking the following from Mr. Nimako.
- Transfer title of the car into her name.
- Pay Cost of repairs of 10,000gh.
- Pays lump sum money to enable her to start a business
- Pays remaining 2 years’ rent.
- Pays the outstanding arrears of her monthly allowance from July 2022 to the date of judgment and pays all medical expenses as a result of side effects.
- General damages against her
The First Atlantic Bank has yet to issue a statement regarding the allegations. However, the lawsuit has sparked a public outcry, with some defending the Bank and its CEO. Others are accusing the lady of being a ‘gold digger’ and calling for swift and decisive action to be taken.
According to sources, Mr. Ernest Kwasi Nimako is married to a doctor named Belinda and serves as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Tema.
The incident emphasizes the need for more robust policies to safeguard workers against sexual harassment and abuse at work.