General News of Thursday, 23 May 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghAccused persons in NCA case ordered to open defenceEugene Baffoe-Bonnie is the immediate-past Board Chairman of the NCAThe Commercial Division of the High Court in Accra has directed five persons accused of causing financial loss of $4 million to the state to open their defence following the establishment of a prima facie case against them. The various charges against the other accused persons to wit conspiracy, willfully causing financial loss to the state, using public office for profit, stealing, money laundering and intentionally misapplying public property still apply. The accused persons, who were visibly not happy with the court’s decision exited the courtroom with their equally unhappy lawyers and family members. SubmissionsLawyers for the accused persons filed their written submissions of no case and indicated that the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case against their clients. The accused persons are alleged to have later laundered the amount for their private benefit.
Source: GhanaWeb May 23, 2019 13:41 UTC