General News Mon, 26 Mar 2018

Julius Debrah, Marietta, others storm court for Opuni

Former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah and former attorney general Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong have been sighted at the Criminal High court three which is hearing the case involving Stephen Opuni.

The former NDC officials are in the court to solidarise with their fellow party member who was head of the Ghana COCOBOD.

Other officials seen at the court room include Shirley Ayitey, a former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture development and aide to former President John Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari.

Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo are facing 27 charges. Key among them is causing financial loss to the state.

The Charges are expected to be read to them in court today and their pleas taken.

The case was originally scheduled for March 23.

Meanwhile, the opposition NDC has described the trial as political witch-hunting.

Speaking to Starr News on the charges, Minority member of Parliament for Tamale Central Inusah Fuseini said the suit shows an attempt by government to impugn criminal motive to his service at COCOBOD.

“In all the accounts, you can see clearly that it appears to the Minority that this is a desperate attempt by the NPP government to hold Opuni accountable for his administration in ways that impugn criminal motive over everything that he was doing at COCOBOD.

“Even before the charges came, there have been a consistent attempt to paint Opuni as a dangerous criminal who superintended over the affairs of the COCOBOD, to be able to give meaning to the various accusations made against him, they have come out with these charges,” he said.

Source: Starrfmonline.com
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