GYEEDA Trial Abuga Pele's family react to jail sentence

Family members of the former Member of Parliament for Chiana- Paga, Abuga Pele, who was handed six-year jail term for causing financial loss to the state, say they are saddened by the development.

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The family of Abuga Pele has reacted to his imprisonment, after he was handed a six-year jail term on Friday.

His accomplice, Philip Assibit, was also sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on five counts of defrauding by false pretence.

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“We will give it to God; we will let God handle it. The entire constituency, we are all sad because we were not expecting this; the imprisonment,” younger brother of Abuga Pele, Apewe Pele, told TV3 news. “Even if he’s guilty, they should have fined him but not sentence [him]”.

Another family member,  Michael Gantera, described the judgement as "unfair," saying the prosecution was not able to provide its case in court.

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He said: "We the family members think the judgement given today by the court was unfair based on the evidences we all witnessed at the court”.

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“It was even said Abuga Pele could not sign a cheque for more than GHC20,000 so if payment was made, somebody made the payment and if he [Abuga Pele] authorised the payment to be made and those who made the payment did not know work was not done, why did they pay the money?”

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