Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor, asserts that his office has sufficient evidence to properly prosecute Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the former CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).
According to him, they have a solid case that would result in Mr. Adjei and Francis Kwaku Arhin being penalized for corruption.
“I am convinced that we have sufficient evidence to prosecute the defendants for procurement violations.” The defendants are the former PPA chief executive and his brother-in-law… Their requests were heard. The defendant has entered a not-guilty plea, and the court has issued instructions on how the trial will go, so we’ll be back in a month to comply with court processes,” he added.
Kissi Agyebeng emphasized that the Office of the Special Prosecutor will continue its efforts to eradicate corruption in the country to an absolute minimum.
“As I stated during my screening, I would make corruption extremely expensive,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the High Court has granted bail to the former chairman of the Public Procurement Authority, Agyenim Boateng Adjei, and his brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin, in a corruption case (Criminal Court 3 Division).
Two defendants pled not guilty to 18 charges of using public office for personal gain, an allegation that falls under the jurisdiction of the Special Prosecutor.
The court granted them bail in the amount of GH5 million with 2 sureties apiece. The sureties must deposit their national identification cards with the Court’s registry.
In addition, Mr. Agyenim Boateng has been ordered to deposit his passport with the court until the issue is resolved.
The hearing has been postponed until June 28, 2022.
Mr. Adjei was charged with eight counts of exploiting public office for financial gain and nine counts of directly and indirectly influencing the procurement process to get an unfair advantage in the awarding of a procurement contract.