President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted a presidential pardon to a former Deputy National Security Coordinator, Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman.
Alhaji Osman is serving a five-year jail term for willfully causing financial loss to the state, as part of a scandal at the National Communications Authority (NCA) during tenure of William Matthew Tetteh Tevie as Director-General of the NCA.
Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman was sentenced to a five-year jail term in 2020.
A letter from the Office of the President dated August 1, 2023, signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante and addressed to the Minister of Interior explained that the decision to grant pardon was taken in consultation with the Council of State.
The Minister of Interior has since been directed to ensure immediate implementation.
The letter explained that the presidential pardon followed a petition from the Paramount Chief of Kpembi Traditional Area, Kpembewura Haruna Dari Bismark Banbange Ndefoso I.
The petition sought the pardon and release of Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman on the grounds of ill-health and good behaviour.
Attached below is a copy of the letter from the office of the President: