The trial of former Ghana Cocoa Board Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni is expected to be re-started from scratch.
This includes that of businessman Seidu Agongo after a new judge was assigned to preside over the case.
That was the ruling of Justice Kwasi Anokye Gyimah today, April 4 explaining that it would be unfair for him to adopt a proceeding that has seen this many allegations.
“It would be unfair for the court to ignore the allegations and adopt the previous proceedings as it is,” the judge said on Tuesday.
The case was originally before retired Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga.
The former COCOBOD CEO has been on trial since 2017 been facing 27 charges of various offences, including stealing.
Dr Opuni’s charges include willfully causing financial loss to the state to the tune of ¢2.1 billion in three separate contracts for the supply of fertilisers.
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