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Genesis of Opuni’s woes: The ‘facts’ of the case

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOCOD, Dr. Stephen Opuni together with businessman, Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies, and Agricult Ghana, are cumulatively facing 27 charges including causing financial loss to the state, abetment of crime and conspiracy to commit a crime. Seidu Agongo is said to have been a beneficiary of the supposed fraudulent fertilizer ...

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NDC bigwigs throng court ahead of Opuni’s trial [Photos]

Former senior officials of the Mahama administration have thronged the High Court in Accra to solidarize with former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Steve Opuni, who is facing a number of charges, including causing financial loss to the state. The group was led by the former Cheif of Staff, Julius Debrah and included former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Oppong; ...

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Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including abetment of ...

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Zeera boss’ fertilizer deal already terminated – COCOBOD

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The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has explained that the fertilizer supply contract at the centre of the lawsuit involving a former Ghana COCOBOD Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Stephen Opuni, and Seidu Agongo of Agricult Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Zeera Group of Companies, had been terminated before the legal action. COOBOD said the decision was taken because among other things, ...

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Opuni’s prosecution a case of ‘injustice’ – Kofi Adams

The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has described the prosecution of former COCOBOD Chief Executive, Dr. Stephen Opuni’s as a case of “selective injustice.” According to him, the government is only making frantic efforts to cause public disaffection towards the previous administration. Speaking in a Citi News interview, Mr. Kofi Adams said the government ...

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Opuni will be exonerated – Ashanti NDC accuses gov’t of witch-hunting

The Ashanti Regional chapter of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has condemned the lawsuit brought the government against former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Stephen Opuni, describing the move as an act of political witch-hunting. The party in a statement said it is appalled by what it calls government’s “exceptional determination to destroy the reputation of ...

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Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election. Mr. Boahen Aidoo, who spoke ...

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Opuni should have rejected GHc70, 000 salary – MP

The Vice Chair of the Cocoa Affairs Committee of Parliament, Kwame Asafu Adjei, has said the former Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Stephen Opuni, should have rejected the GHc70,000 paid him as monthly salary. Asafu Adjei, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo Constituency, said he was shocked upon hearing that the COCOBOD CEO receive ...

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Opuni’s assets frozen; EOCO probes his tenure at COCOBOD

Immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Opuni, has had his assets including his accounts, frozen by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), according to Citi News sources at the presidency. Although reasons for the seizure have not been officially communicated, the sources have hinted Citi News that EOCO is seeking to ...

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Opuni contributed to NDC’s defeat – Nukpenu

The Greater Accra Regional Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anthony Nukpenu, has said the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen K. Opuni, contributed to the NDC’s defeat in the 2016 polls. Dr. Opuni, who was recently directed by the Presidency to handover to the president’s representative at the Ministry of Agriculture, has bee accused of not connecting with members ...

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