- John Mahama appeared at the Accra High Court to solidarize with past NDC officials facing the court over attempts to cause financial loss to the state
- The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo is asking the Accra High Court to as a matter of urgency hear the case concerning the former director general of the National Communication Authority (NCA)
Ex-president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama was spotted at the Accra High Court to provide moral support to the past board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) - Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie.
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The former NCA chairman and four other past officials have been dragged to court following allegations of fraud and causing financial loss to the state.
Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, the former NCA Board Chairman; William Mathew Tetteh Tevie, former Director General of the NCA; Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, a former deputy National Security Coordinator, as well as George Derek Oppong, a private businessman and Director of Infraloks Development Limited, have been accused of conspiring to and causing financial loss to the state.
All these officials are being charged for allegedly looting and sharing a $4 million among themselves under the guise of procuring a Cyber Surveillance System which they claimed was to be used for anti-terrorism activities in the country.
The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo is asking the Accra High Court to as a matter of urgency hear the case concerning the former director general of the National Communication Authority (NCA), William Matthew Tevie and four others.
Mahama’s appearance at the Accra High Court follows his recent concerns against the establishment of the special prosecutor’s office which is aimed at prosecuting all government officials cited for fraud and financial malfeasance.
Meanwhile, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw is believed to be a partner of the law firm, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co whereas Philip Addison was the legal counsel for the NPP during the 2012 election petition.
President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo, has allayed the fears of political opponents saying the special prosecutor bill will not result in witch-hunting. The president has stated that the special prosecutor will strictly work with fact and evidence not hearsay.
“Anytime a politician is stigmatized for criminal conduct, the witch-hunting chorus rises from their [the pursuing government’s] political opponents,” Nana Addo stated.
The establishment of the Special Prosecutor's Office has seen civil society organizations and international partners warn the government to ensure that the office is not influenced by government.
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