State drags Ernest Thompson & co. back to court with improved charges

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The state has dragged former Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Mr Ernest Thompson, and four others back to the Accra High Court concerning the charges of causing financial loss of $14.8 million to the state.

The state has improved on the charges levelled against the accused persons and filed it at the Accra High Court.

The Attorney-General (A-G) amended the charge sheet against Mr Thompson and the four others who were standing trial for allegedly causing financial loss of more than $14.8 million in the SSNIT Operational Business Suite (OBS) project.

The move followed a decision by the Supreme Court that the charge relating to causing financial loss to the state had no sufficient particulars of offence.

Mr Thompson, as well as a former Information Technology (IT) Manager at SSNIT, Mr John Hagan Mensah, a former Head of Management Information Systems (MIS) at SSNIT, Mr Caleb Kwaku Afaglo, the lawyer for SSNIT, Mr Peter Hayibor and the Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Business Systems (PBS), Ms Juliet Hassana Kramer, were in July 2018, charged with willfully causing financial loss to the state, conspiracy to commit crime, defrauding by false pretence in contravention of the public procurement act and authoring of forged documents.

The new case came up for hearing at the High Court on Thursday.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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