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General News of Thursday, 18 January 2018

Source: citifmonline.com

Thaddeus Sory grills NCA’s Legal Director in court

The case involving the alleged fraud in the procurement of a surveillance equipment by the National Communications Authority, NCA, to enable the National Security monitor conversations of persons believed to be engaged in terrorism in the country, continued today, [Thursday], January 18 at the Accra High Court.

The Director of Legal Services of NCA, who is also the first prosecution witness in the case, brought her testimony to an end while she was subsequently cross-examined by Mr. Thaddeus Sory, private legal practitioner, who is lawyer for the former NCA Board Chairman, Eugene Baffor Bonnie, one of the four accused persons.

The former Board Chairman and four others including the immediate past Director General of the Authority, William Tevie, are are facing trial for allegedly causing financial loss to the state.

Mrs. Asafo Adjei, who served as Secretary to the previous Board of the NCA before the Board headed by Eugene Baffor Bonnie, was asked to proceed on her accumulated leave in 2015, upon the induction of the new Board.

Abena Asafo Adjei told the Court that she was upset about the Board’s directive to her to proceed on leave.

Answering a question posed by Thaddeus Sory on her reaction to the directive, the witness said she was indeed upset by that order.

Thaddeus Sory said: “I suggest to you that you must have been very upset when you were asked to go home”

To which the Witness replied: “Yes, that is the case. It’s only normal I feel that way”.

The witness had earlier told the court in the early period of the cross-examination that she was not unhappy with the decision, and had no plans of revenge when Thaddeus Sory suggested that was her motivation for being a witness in the case.