09.03.2005 General News

No Decision On Selormey Yet

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The attorney-general's office has not taken any decision to discontinue prosecuting released former deputy minister for finance, Victor Selormey, in the case in which he is accused of causing financial loss of $400,000 to the state.

Mr Osafo Sampong, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), said the attorney-general and minister for justice had not instructed him to discontinue with the case and, therefore, it was still pending.

Mr Sampong was speaking to the paper in a followup to the remission granted to the former deputy minister and his former boss, Kwame Peprah, by the President on March 3, this year.

This was in view of the concerns expressed in certain quarters as to whether the case pending against Selormey and Dan Abodakpi, a former minister for trade and industry, for causing financial loss to the state would be discontinued or not, given the former's deteriorating health.

“Why can the case not go ahead,” the DPP asked the paper when it said that Mr Selormey was released because of ill-health.

Mr Osafo Sampong stated that the Government did not assign that reason for the remission and for that matter the case still persisted unless he was directed otherwise.

Selormey and Abodakpi are standing trial at a fast track court on charges of conspiracy to willfully causing financial loss to the state in their handling of the science and technology park/valley project.

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