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uniBank case: State withdraws 68 charges against Duffuor and others

The Commercial Division of the Accra High Court has struck out the 68 charges against Dr Kwabena Duffuor and eight others in the ongoing unibank case.

This was after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Yvonne Atakorah Obuobisah has prayed the court for the old charges filed in March to be dropped.

According to the DPP, the prosecution is amending some portion of the earlier charge sheet with a new one filed on June 17, 2020.

The court presided over by Justice Philip Bright Mensah, a Court of Appeal judge sitting with the additional responsibility as a High Court judge struck out the old charges as withdrawn.

The court in striking the case out said, all the accused persons are discharged of the old charges. But their plea will be taken for the new charges.

Their plea is currently being taken of the new charges.

In February, Dr Duffuor was charged by the state with 68 counts of Fraudulent Breach of Trust, Money Laundering, Dishonestly Receiving and Falsification of Accounts.

Dr Duffuorf a former Finance Minister and founder of uniBank is in court for his alleged involvement leading to the collapse of uniBank and the financial sector crisis.

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