State yet to file all disclosures in Collins Dauda case

Alhaji Collins Dauda

The State has filed some disclosures in the case involving Alhaji Collins Dauda, a former Minister of Works and Housing and four others on Wednesday January 26, 2022.

It is, however, yet to serve the accused persons and their counsel.

Madam Hilda Craig, a Senior State Attorney, told the Court that hopefully they would be served by close of day, Tuesday, January 26, 2022.

Meanwhile, the prosecution said they still had some few documents to file, hence their prayer for a three-week adjournment subject to the Court’s convenience for them to conclude the filing of the disclosures.

Alhaji Dauda, accused in the $200 million Saglemi Housing Project scandal, has been admitted to self-recognizance bail.

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, also a former Minister of Works and Housing and Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, a former Chief Director of the Ministry, were admitted to bail in the sum of $65 million each, with three sureties each.
Mr Andrew Clocanas, Executive Director of Contructora OAS Ghana Limited, was also admitted to US$179 million bail with three sureties.

One of the sureties must be a public or civil servant.

Mr Nouvi Tetteh Angelo was also admitted to bail in the sum of $13 million with three sureties.

The sureties are to provide two landed properties situated in Accra.

This was after all five accused persons pleaded not guilty to charges of willfully causing financial loss to the State.

Alhaji Dauda, Member of Parliament for Asutifi North, has been additionally charged for intentionally misapplying public property.

Dauda, together with Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Yakubu, Clocanas and Tetteh Angelo, are also facing the charge of issuing a false certificate.

Mr Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, one of the lawyers for Agyeman-Mensah and Yakubu said to avoid the situation of piece mail disclosures, “we are praying the Court to accommodate the State to the ending of March to enable them file all the disclosures.”

He said that would enable the State to put all its cases together.

The Court presided over by Justice Elfreda Amy Dankyi after hearing the parties adjourned the case to March 2, 2022.

She urged the prosecution to ensure that the documents filed were served on the defence within three weeks.

Source: GNA

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