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Duffour, Asiama & Others Dragged To Court For Unibank’s Collapse

The Attorney-General (A-G) has dragged former Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor and former 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Mr Johnson Asiama to court over the collapse of defunct uniBank.

Dr Duffuor has been charged with money laundering and dishonestly receiving, while Dr Asiama has been charged with willfully causing financial loss to the state.

The charge sheet signed by the Director for Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mrs Yvonne Atakora Obuobisa, was filed at the Accra High Court on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Other accused persons named in the criminal case filed at the Accra High Court are the son of Dr Duffuor, Dr Kwabena Duffuor II, who was the CEO of uniBank before it collapsed and other executives of the bank.

The others are Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis; the Chief Operating Officer of the bank, Elsie Dansoa Kyereh; Executive Head of Corporate Banking, Jeffery Amon; Senior Relationship Manager, Benjamin Ofori; Executive Head of Credit Control and Kwadwo Opoku Okoh; Financial Control Manager.

The other accused persons have been slapped with several charges including fraudulent breach of trust, money laundering, conspiracy to commit crime and the contravention of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Act.

In a related development, The Attorney -General (A-G) has filed new charges at the Accra High Court against Prince Kofi Amoabeng, the founder of the defunct UTBank, over the collapse of the bank.

The charge sheet filed at the Accra High Court Wednesday named as accused persons Dr Johnson Asiama; a former 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Raymond Amanfu; a former Head of the Banking Supervision Division (BSD) of the BoG, Catherine Johnson; Head of Treasury of the UTBank, Robert Kwesi Armah; General Manager of Corporate Banking of UT Bank and UT Holdings; the parent company of UT Bank.

Dr Asiama and Amanfu have been charged with willfully causing financial loss to the state, while Amoabeng and the other accused persons have been charged with various offenses such as fraudulent breach of trust, deceit of a public officer, fabrication of evidence among other charges.

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