- Former SSNIT CEO and 4 others set to resume trail on June 11
- They were accused of causing financial loss to the state
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Ernest Thompson and four others, who had been accused of causing financial loss to the state, are set to continue their trial on June 11, 2019.
This follows the dismissal of applications filed separately by the accused persons to put the trial on hold pending the determination of an appeal against an earlier application by the same persons.
The first application was praying the court to drop the charges preferred against the ex-SSNIT boss and two others or in the alternative, make an order directed at the Attorney General’s Department to provide them with details of the charges against them.
The application was dismissed by the presiding judge, Justice Anthony Kwofie of the Court of Appeal because the charges leveled against the accused persons contained particulars necessary to give them reasonable information as to the nature of the charges preferred against them.
Not satisfied with the decision, their lawyers filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the decision of the High Court.
They subsequently filed another application seeking to stay the trial at the High Court until the verdict of the Court of Appeal.
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