Ghanaians have been occupied in recent weeks by the trial of former CEO of COCOBOD, Dr. Stephen Opuni.
The former COCOBOD boss has been charged on 12 counts for allegedly defrauding the state by false pretence, engaging in financial malfeasance and causing financial loss to the state, among other charges.
However, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has a track-record of tracking and prosecuting officials that they deem to be corrupt.
Under the erstwhile John Kufour administration, many former government appointees were trailed and jailed on charges of corruption.
Here are 5 previous government appointees that were jailed by the NPP:
1. Dan Abodakpi
Dan Abodakpi was on the receiving end of a jail sentence in 2007 after he was found to have engaed in some corrupt practices.
The former Keta MP was charged on three counts of conspiracy, two counts of defrauding and two counts of willfully causing financial loss of $400,000 to the State.
He was subsequently jailed for 10 years.
2. Mallam Issa
Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Issa, was also prosecuted after some monies under his care mysteriously got missing.
He was jailed after a sum of $46,000 went unaccounted for during a Black Stars World Cup Qualifier against Sudan in 2002.
3. Victor Selormey
Former deputy Finance Minister, Victor Selormey, was also prosecuted in 2001 for his involvement in the Quality Grain Scandal.
The late state official was also slapped with an accusation of conspiracy with the then Minister of Trade and Industry, Dan Abodakpi, to divert state funds.
The money involved was $400,000.
4. Tsatsu Tsikata
In 2008, former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation boss, Tsatsu Tsikata, was accused of misappropriating funds.
He was charged and jailed for causing financial loss to the state, before late being pardoned by then President Kufour.
5. Kwame Peprah
Former Finance Minister, Kwame Peprah was sentenced to four years in prison in 2003 for his role in the Quality Grain scandal.
He was charged for conspiracy and causing financial loss of 20 million dollars to the State.
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