GYEEDA rot: Abuga Pele, one other charged with causing financial loss
Ghana News - GYEEDA rot: Abuga Pele, one other charged with causing financial loss
rot: Abuga Pele
, one other charged with causing financial loss
A former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency, Abuga Pele has been charged with willfully causing financial loss to the state, misapplication of public funds and aiding and abetting crime.
Mr. Abuga Pele
and the Chief Executive of Goodwill International Group
(GIG), Philip Akpeena Assibit, appeared before the Financial Court in Accra to answer a total of 19 charges for their roles in the GYEEDA scandal uncovered by JOY NEWS
Making the case of the state before the court presided over by Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, a Principal State Attorney, Mrs Evelyn Keelson, said Mr. Abuga Pele
without authorization signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the GIG
on behalf of GYEEDA
"The parties agreed to combine their labour, properties and skills for the purpose of engaging in resource mobilization, investor sourcing, management consulting, capacity building, career development and training services among others," she
The State Attorney told the court that Mr. Assibit's claims were false but were justified by Mr. Abuga Pele
Mr. Thaddeus Sory, lawyer for Mr Pele, said the changes were not borne by the true facts of the matter.
The two accused were granted bail under separate conditions - Mr. Pele
on self-recognisance bail and Mr. Assibit on two million Ghana cedis bail bond with four sureties; two to be justified.