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General News of Thursday, 18 January 2018


Trial Day 2: Legal advisor accused of revenge on embattled NCA Board Chair

Director of Legal Services at the National Communication Authority Abena Asafu-Adjei has told an Accra High Court that $4m withdrawn from the NCA account to purchase cyber surveillance equipment was not approved by the Board.

According to her, minutes of board meetings during the period, 2015 till date does not show any request and approval brought before members of the board.

Mrs Asafu-Adjei also added that the only request for external support was in regard to some two million cedis for the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation.

Mrs Asafu-Adjei was testifying in the case where the former board chair Eugene Baffoh Bonnie and four others are facing trial for allegedly fraudulently withdrawing four million dollars from the account of the NCA.

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Director of legal of the NCA who is the first prosecution witness in the case brought her testimony in chief to an end.

Lawyer for the former Board Chairman Thaddeus Sory who started cross-examining witness suggested to the witness that she was unhappy with the former Board Chairman Eugene Baffuor Bonnie.

He explained that this was because it was during his tenure that Mrs. Asafu-Adjei was compelled to proceed on leave

"You don't like the first accused person and that if you had any opportunity to pay him back, you will do so".

Mrs. Asafu Adjei replied "that is not the case".