MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, has slammed the government for what he describes as selective prosecution of former appointees of the NDC regime under John Mahama. This follows the charges preferred against former CEO of Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni. Dr Opuni is facing 27 counts of willfully causing financial loss to the State.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, Alhaji Suhuyine said there were other cases of alleged corruption in the present government that were not being prosecuted.
He was very critical of the government move to prosecute Opuni who served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cocobod under John Mahama and said they were just the case of selective justice.
He referred to the BOST fuel saga and the 2.5 billion bond issue and indicated these were potential cases of corruption for which they expected the government to prosecute.
Alhaji Suhuyini was confident that the good works of the embattled former CEO will exonerate him and at the end of the trial he will walk free.
Dr. Opuni is facing 27 counts of willfully causing financial loss to the State. According to the charge sheet filed at the Accra High Court, “Mr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni between November 2014 and November 2015 in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, abetted Seidu Agongo and Agricult Ghana Limited to defraud Ghana COCOBOD of the sum of Ghc 75, 289, 314.72.
“Stephen Kwabena Opuni on the 10th of October 2014 in Accra, agreed to permit your conduct as the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD to be influenced with an amount of Twenty Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc25,000) from Seidu Agongo”.
Source: Thenationalpenonline/2018/Kwabena Rockson