- The State has filed a fresh charge sheet against the former SSNIT boss, Ernest Thompson
- The charge sheet was also filed against other top former officials of the state pension scheme
- They are collectively facing 29 counts of crimes for their roles in the purchase of the SSNIT Operational Business Suite
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the state has filed a fresh charge sheet against the former Social Security and National Insurance Trust(SSNIT) boss, Ernest Thompson.
The charge sheet was also filed against other top former officials of the state pension scheme.
The fresh charge follows a ruling by the Supreme Court in March that the initial charges were not strong enough.
Four out of the five; Ernest Thompson, John Hagan Mensah, Juliet Hassana Kramer, and Caleb Kwaku Afaglo, are collectively facing 29 counts of crimes for their roles in the purchase of the SSNIT Operational Business Suite (OBS).
They have been accused by the state for allegedly causing financial loss to a tune of over $14.8 million.
Per a copy of the new charge sheet, Ernest, John and Juliet are together facing 18 counts of wilfully causing financial loss to the Republic, and, conspiracy to commit same.
Caleb Kwaku Afaglo is also charged with defrauding by false pretence, 3 counts respectively for possession of a forged document and uttering a forged document.
The charge sheet, dated April 20, 2021, and signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Yvonne Atakorah Obuobisa, is however silent on the SSNIT lawyer, Peter Hayibor.
In other news, another group of Nigerians have been arrested by a joint team of police, military and immigration service personnel at Akuse in the Eastern Region.
The 19 Nigerians were arrested at Akuse on board a VW Crafter bus with registration number GR-5314-21. They were headed to Madina from Aflao when they were arrested.
The Ghana police service has been on red alert since April 5, when it was announced that over 1000 prisoners had escaped from prison in Nigeria.
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