Alhaji Imoro wickedly "stole" GH¢280,000 from NSS for NDC - witness tells court

Alhaji Imoro wickedly "stole" GH¢280,000 from NSS for NDC - witness tells court

- A witness has stated that Alhaji Imoro “stole” money from the NSS for the NDC party

- The former NSS boss is standing trial over allegations that he stole over GH¢80 million through ghost names

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New information available to YEN from the ongoing trial of previous officials of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) shows that GH¢280,000 was paid to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) illegally.

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This was revealed by a witness of the prosecution, named Silas Ewontuma.

Former NSS boss, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro
Former NSS boss, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro

According to his accounts, the former NSS boss Alhaji Alhassan Mohammad Imoro, had confided in him that the GH¢280,000 was paid to the NDC.

The witness, the third to have been called by the prosecution, also revealed that the NSS paid a monthly amount of GH¢280,000 to the private accounts of Alhaji lmoro.

These monies, paid out illegally, were supposedly taken from the the ghost names on the National Voluntary Programme.

In cross examination, the counsel for Alhaji Imoro asked the witness to provide documentary proof to buttress his reports, however Ewontuma maintained his account.

According to a report by MyJoyOnline.com, the witness retorted, “if it were an authorised transaction and legal transaction between me and Alhaji Imoro, I would have demanded a receipt".

His response caused a ripple of laughter to erupt across the courtroom

The defense for Alhaji Imoro quizzed Ewontuma on how much, he had stolen from the scheme for himself.

The witness stated that he stole a total of GH¢266,000 within the period under investigations 2013/ 14 service year, but was quick to add that he had struck a deal with the state to refund the money.

The defence lawyers were seeking to prove that the witness was compromised and could not give credible accounts in court.

In 2015, Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Imoro was charged with stealing by an Accra Fast Track High Court.

The former NSS boss is standing trial over allegations that he had, from the month of September 2013 to July 2014, at the NSS headquarters in Accra, stolen GH¢86.9 million belonging to the Government of Ghana through the payment of ghost or non-existent service personnel.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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