- Lawyer for the embattled SSNIT IT boss has threatened to go to court and challenge the dismissal of his client
- He said the legal process would be initiated immediately his client was served with the letter of dismissal
Embattled IT boss of the State Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. Caleb Afaglo has threatened to take legal action following his dismissal from the Trust.
Dr. Afaglo's position as the head of SSNIT's Management Information Systems is currently on the balance following his interdiction by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).
Earlier this week it emerged that Dr. Afaglo's academic credentials were questionable, with the EOCO stating that he had no Masters Degree, let alone a doctorate degree.
However, responding to the issue, counsel for the troubled SSNIT IT boss, Charles Owusu Juanah of KSAN Law Firm, has described his client's interdiction as "unfortunate", insisting the matter will be challenged in court.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic Mr. Owusu Juanah said his client is yet to be officially notified about his dismissal, arguing that it was on radio that they even heard of the whole issue.
According to him, immediately his client receives his letter of dismissal, they will proceed to court to challenge it.
In another development, Mr. Afaglo has denied applying for the SSNIT job with fake certificates.
In an interview with the Daily Graphic he said he will do everything in his power to clear his name, suggesting that his interdiction is political rather than by his fault.
He added that never has he been sacked from any of his previous jobs, contrary to initial reports that his stint with companies like MTN and GLICO were cut short due to his faked certification.
According to him, "in my 15 years of work, I have never been questioned about my competence, knowledge or certificate, not even by my employers — SSNIT. It is only when there was a change of government in January 2017 and mysteriously the new management had an issue with my certificate, but not my work ethics".
He said allegations being labeled against him as being the one who spearheaded SSNIT's acquisition of a software for a bloated $72 million were also untrue, insisting "the project was ongoing for four clear years" before he even joined the Trust in September 2015.
He pleaded with the public to exercise restraint and not to be in a haste to pass judgement because some comments prove damaging since he also has a wife and a family.