Court orders A-G to give Opuni trial documents within 7 days

By Maame Aba Afful
Court orders A-G to give Opuni trial documents within 7 days
Court orders A-G to give Opuni trial documents within 7 days

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Clemence Honyenuga, has ordered the Attorney General's Department to provide all documents she intends to rely on in prosecuting former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo, to their lawyers.

Counsel for Dr Stephen Opuni and Businessman Seidu Agongo earlier filed a motion at the High Court requesting copies of 13 documents that the prosecution intends using against him in the GH¢ 217 million financial loss case.

Dr Opuni’s lawyers prayed the court to make the Attorney-General (A-G) hand over all the documents the prosecution will rely on, including names of witnesses and all other files including those that will not be tendered in as evidence be handed over to them.

During Monday's hearing, Justice Honyenuga adjourned the hearing to Wednesday 13 June to receive the certified Supreme Court (SC) ruling to decide which specific documents should be handed over to Opuni’s lawyers before the trial begins.

Giving the verdict on the matter on Wednesday June 13, 2018, Justice Honyenuga ordered the AG to furnish the defence lawyers with the documents within seven days.

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