The Attorney General has been ordered by an Accra High Court to within seven days, give former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, Dr. Stpehen Opuniall documents they will rely on as evidence against him in the ongoing trial.
The former COCOBOD CEO and Siedu Agongo who is the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, are facing 27 charges including willfully causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer contract worth over GH¢43 million.
The case stalled for about month following an application made by lawyers for Dr. Opuni demanding access to all documents in the possession of the state prosecutors including those that may not be tendered in as evidence, and a subsequent opposition to the request by the Attorney General, forcing the court to put the trial on hold as it awaited a judgement from the Supreme Court on the same matter.
The presiding High Court judge, Justice Honyenuga, after giving today’s order cautioned the lawyers that he would not countenance any needless delays.
The case has been adjourned to July 4 for the trial to continue.