5 politicians who went to jail for causing financial loss to Ghana

5 politicians who went to jail for causing financial loss to Ghana

Corruption in Ghana’s body politics is an everyday occurrence. The country’s perceived fight against the canker has yielded little or no results in most instances.

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However, in very rare instances the government has managed to punish persons who have been involved in some sort of corruption in one way or the other.

In some instances, the public has forced the government to take action of individuals or politicians found to be corrupt or used their office for public gain.

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YEN.com.gh presents a list of 7 Ghanaian politicians who went to jail for causing financial loss to the state.

The criminal offenses code section 179A of the Criminal Code, 1960 (ACT 29) addresses financial loss to the state.

The above law has been used by government to convict some politicians since 2000. Seven politicians who went to jail for causing financial loss to the state are;

1. Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Victor Selormey

He went to jail for conspiring to divert $400,000 meant for a project. He was sentenced in 2001 for his involvement in the Quality Grain Scandal.

2. Mallam Issa, People’s National Convention (PNC) member and former Minister of Youth and Sports

He was jailed in 2003 when a sum of $46,000 which was in his car went missing mysteriously during a Black Stars World Cup Qualifier against Sudan in 2002.

3. Businessman Philip Akpeena Assibit was also jailed 12 years in 2018

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4. Abuga Pele, also a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Chiana-Paga in the Upper East Region was jailed six years for his involvement in the GH¢4.1 million GYEEDA scandal in February 2018.

5. In 2007, former Member of Parliament for Keta, Dan Abodakpi, was jailed 10 years.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Health Service has also named areas considered as hotspots in the country.

At a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Aboagye, said the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions have the most cases and they also have all the COVID-19 hotspots.

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