Pizzaman Workers Get Five-Year Jail Term for Taking Chicken and Oil. A court in Kumasi, Ghana, has sentenced two workers of Pizzaman, a Ghanaian pizza company, to five years in prison for stealing from their employer.
The two men, Seidu Karim and Rashid Abdullah, confessed to taking 20 cartons of chicken wings and two gallons of cooking oil from the restaurant’s warehouse over a period of two months. The theft was discovered by the executive chef of Pizzaman, who received a tip-off from his warehouse manager on May 1, 2023.
He then conducted a stock check and confirmed that the items were missing. He confronted the suspects at an emergency meeting the next day and reported them to the police. The case was heard by Judge Fred Obekyere, Esq., who found them guilty and handed them the jail term.
The incident has sparked a backlash from Ghanaian radio host Abeiku Santana, who slammed the CEO of Pizzaman for being harsh and insensitive to his workers. He said on Okay FM that the CEO should have deducted the cost of the stolen items from their salaries instead of sending them to jail. He questioned the CEO’s leadership skills and his ability to inspire the youth.