$6 Million NCA Scandal: Corruption Watch Welcomes A-G’s Bold Initial Steps

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Accra, December 22, 2017//-Corruption Watch Ghana, an initiative by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), and a coalition of anti-corruption civil society organizations, has welcomed the Attorney-General’s (A-G) Department for taking steps to recover monies allegedly misapplied by the immediate executives of National Communications Authority (NCA),  the board chairman and a board member .

The immediate past Director-General of the NCA, William Tevie, a former Board Chairman of the NCA, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, a Board Member, Nana Owusu-Ensaw, a former deputy National Security Coordinator, Alhaji Salifu Osman and a private businessman, George Oppong were on Friday brought before the court and charged with causing financial loss to the state.

The five are facing a charge of conspiracy to willfully cause financial loss to the state in the case in which $6million was spent on procuring listening devices for the National Security on behalf of the State.

 Three of the five accused persons were in court today. The case has been adjourned to Tuesday, January 9, 2017.

Commenting on the case, the Corruption Watch Ghana said it would keenly monitor the court process to its final conclusion. “We trust that justice will prevail for the individuals, the state and people of Ghana”, it added in a press statement issued in Accra today.

Media reports earlier in the year, indicated that the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) was investigating a case at the NCA involving the purchase of a listening device to monitor suspected terrorists although there was no proof that the device was delivered.

It was later revealed that the NCA officials indicted in this case had withdrawn an amount of $4 million from the accounts of the Authority and that could not be accounted for.

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