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General News of Monday, 26 March 2018


NDC buses supporters to court over Opuni trial

Confusion erupted at the court complex in Accra Monday afternoon as some National Democratic Congress (NDC) sympathizers who were allegedly bused to the Accra High Court to witness the Opuni, Agongo case were denied entry.

About five buses believed to be carrying NDC supporters from Kumasi stormed the Accra High Court in solidarity to former Chief Executive Officer of Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni.

Dr. Opuni and CEO of Agricult Limited, Seidu Adongo are in court after being charged with some 27 counts for willfully causing financial loss to the state.

The supporters who were denied entry into the court complex expressed displeasure at the treatment meted out to them.

Information reaching Adom News indicates that the Court manager had to get some of the people out of the court room because the place was choked.

Some NDC bigwigs including former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong, former Health Minister Sherry Ayitey and former Tourism Minister, Elizabeth Agyare among others are were present for the hearing Monday March 26.

Deputy Communications Director Kwaku Boahene says the reason the supporters stormed the court is just to support Dr Opuni.

Prior to today’s court sitting, former President John Dramani Mahama had called on NDC members to show solidarity to some members who would be accused of corruption.

But his comment was met with a swift reaction from the Deputy General Secretary of the party, Koku Anyidoho, who saw the call by the former president as unnecessary.