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17.01.2006 Crime & Punishment

Judges and Registrar case fixed for January 19

By GNA
Judges and Registrar case fixed for January 19

Accra, Jan. 17, GNA - An Accra Fast Track High Court has fixed January 19 for the commencement of the long awaited trial of the two judges and a Court Registrar, who have been accused of conspiring to steal 115.18 million cedis.

The money was part of interest that accrued from an amount paid to the Denu High Court by the Great Lakes Company. When the case was called for hearing on July 15, 2005, the Prosecutor, Mrs Gertrude Aikins, Chief State Attorney, informed the court that the investigator in the case was indisposed and the case was adjourned.

On July 27 2005 the Prosecutor indicated to the court that the investigator had then not recovered from his illness and the case was adjourned.

As a result of a refurbishment at the court block, which housed the three high court rooms, chambers and offices, the case was for the fifth time adjourned on October 12, 2005. The accused persons are Justice Edward Mensah Boateng, a High Court Judge now on interdiction, Jacob Dickson Owusu, a Former Senior High Court Registrar in-charge of the Denu Court at the time of the incident and Justice Michael Kwasi Woanyah, a Retired High Court Judge, whose last station was Denu. As a result of the long adjournments, there were no formal proceedings on the case. The facts of the case and charges preferred against the accused persons were not read. 17 Jan. 06

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