Juaben MCE nominee bribery case adjourned to Feb. 27, 2023

The former municipal chief executive-nominee for Juaben, Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka
The former municipal chief executive-nominee for Juaben, Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka

A Kumasi high court has adjourned the alleged bribery case, involving Mr. Alexander Sarfo Kantanka, the ex-nominee for the position of Chief Executive for the Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti region.

Mr. Kantanka was alleged to have paid monies to some assembly members to influence them to confirm his nomination by President Akufo-Addo.

The case was adjourned to February 27, 2023, after the court granted a request by the prosecution to hear the case omnibus.

“The prosecution had pleaded with the court to fix the trial for a week to help reduce the risk and cost of traveling from Accra to Kumasi for the trials and that request was granted. The judge also fixed February 28, March 1, and 2 for the hearing”, our correspondent reported.

Meanwhile, a second prosecution witness Mr. Prince Opong Kyekyeku an assembly member for Bomfa Ahenbronum electoral area mounted the box and was cross-examined by the counsel for the accused person, Mr. Denis Osei Antwi.

Oppong Kyekyeku has also denied receiving a bribe from the accused person. He however recalled that he received an amount of 1000 Ghana Cedis from a personal assistant of the accused person, to take a mentally challenged to the hospital.

Mr. Amadu Emmanuel Basintale, who represented the Office of the Special Prosecutor, told journalists after the proceedings at the court that the prosecution intended to call five witnesses for the trial.

They would include three assembly members, a police officer, and an officer from the Office of the Special Prosecutor.


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