GYEEDA scandal Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit's application of no case thrown out

An application of no case by Philip Assibit and Abuga Pele has been dismissed.

  • Published:
Philip Assibit and Abuga Pele play

Philip Assibit and Abuga Pele

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

An Accra  High Court has dismissed an application of no case filed by lawyers of former National Co-ordinator of GYEEDA, Abuga Pele, and a private businessman, Philip Akpeena Assibit, in the case in which they have been accused of playing various roles leading to the state losing GH¢4.1 million.

Abuga Pele has been  alleged to have recommended payment of the said amount to Assibit, when  Assibit had not performed any work to merit payment. 

In her ruling on the application Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe said per the evidence given by prosecution witnesses which included Alhaji Nuru Hamidan, formerly of GYEEDA, Mohammed Pelpuo also of GYEEDA, Ms Gladys Ghartey of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), Mr. Clement Humado, a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Sulley Ali Gariba of the Management Productivity and Development Institute (MDPI) and Mr. Eric Sunu, an internal auditor the prosecution has been able to establish a prima face case against the two.

Abuga Pele has pleaded not guilty to two counts of abetment of crime, intentionally misapplying public property, and five counts of wilfully causing financial loss to the state.

While Assibit has also pleaded not guilty to six counts of defrauding by false pretences and five counts of dishonestly causing loss to public property. 

The case has been adjourned to the 13th of July where the two accused will begin the opening of their defense.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate organisationbullet
2 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
3 Inauguration Day Nana Addo makes fun of plagiarism gaffebullet
4 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold ornamentsbullet
5 Ghana's Transition Mahama packs out of state bungalowbullet
6 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II pays...bullet
7 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross...bullet
8 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s...bullet
9 Nude Pictures Journalist arrested for blackmailing women...bullet
10 NPP Government Foreign Ministry re-assigns director of...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new...bullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
10 Ashiaman This is what being a market queen is aboutbullet

News