‘I’m not guilty’ – Duffuor reacts to 71 new charges in uniBank case

Dr Kwabena Duffuor
Dr Kwabena Duffuor

The owner of defunct uniBank, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, has maintained his innocence in a case concerning the bank and the state.

The state dropped an initial 68 charges against him and eight others and in an amendment added three new ones to increase the charges to 71 on Thursday.

When the case was called, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to the same bail conditions as earlier granted by the court, reports Accra-based Starr FM.

The case will be recalled on July 16 and 17 for a case management conference in Justice Bright Mensah’s court.

This was after the defence lawyers have prayed the court to give them ample time to peruse the voluminous documents filed by the state, the report added.

Meanwhile, the Commercial Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer Dadzie last week dismissed an injunction application filed by the Receiver appointed to liquidate uniBank to halt an arbitration hearing with the shareholders of the bank.

The court dismissed the Receiver’s application to injunct the parties from obeying the court’s order saying the parties should go for arbitration which the receiver himself had earlier opted for.

The Receiver appointed to liquidate Unibank in June last year filed an application in court to halt an arbitration hearing with shareholders of the bank.

The application filed by lawyers for the Receiver, Nii Amanor Dodoo of Accounting firm KPMG, was asking the court to also make a determination on the previous ruling which directed the case for arbitration.

The Receiver referred the matter to court after owners of uniBank sought to challenge the bank’s liquidation by Bank of Ghana.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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