General News of 2014-06-13

Asamoah Boateng and wife acquitted and discharged

Former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng and his wife Zuleika, have been acquitted and discharged of charges of wilfully causing financial loss to the state.

Mr Asamoah-Boateng was charged, alongside six other persons including his wife Zuleika and former Deputy Information Minister Frank Agyekum with various offences committed against the state.

The nine charges included causing financial loss brought by the state.

The charges related to a contract awarded Mr Asamaoh-Boateng’s sister-in-law for some renovation works at the Information Ministry.

The case dragged for years but according to a report by Graphic.com on Thursday, Mr. Asamoah Boateng and his wife have been acquitted and discharged.

Former Deputy Information Minister, Mr Frank Agyekum has however been asked to open his defence in the charge of wilfully causing financial loss to the state.

Source: myjoyonline.com
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