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PPA Case: Court to commence trial in October 2022

BY: GNA
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei

An Accra High Court will pick a date in October to commence the trial of the former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei.

The court has also given the prosecution four weeks to file witness statements.

The case has been adjourned to July 26, 2022, for Court Management Conference.

Mr Boateng had been granted a GH₵5million bail with two sureties on 17 counts of corruption related charges.

There are eight counts of using public office for profit and nine counts of directly and indirectly influencing the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.

Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei has been charged alongside his brother-in-law, Mr Francis Kwaku Arhin, who was also charged with one count of using public office for profit.

Mr Arhin was also granted a GH₵5million bail with two sureties.

The sureties are to be justified and directed to deposit their national identity cards with the registry of the court.

Mr Boateng Adjei is also to deposit his passport with the registry of the court until the final determination of the case.

The court warned Mr Arhin not to do anything that would force the court to rescind his bail.

They pleaded not guilty to all the charges.