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Corruption Trial Accra High Court orders gov't to unfreeze Dr. Opuni's account

Dr. Opuni is under trial alongside businessman Seidu Agongo for wilfully causing financial loss to the state.

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An Accra High Court has ordered the government to unfreeze the account of former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni.

The court asked the Economic and Organized Crime Unit (EOCO) to defreeze the account immediately.

Dr Opuni's account was frozen by state in order to aid their investigations.

Dr. Opuni is under trial alongside businessman Seidu Agongo for wilfully causing financial loss to the state.

READ ALSO: Corruption Charges Attorney General blocks Opuni's motion to access documents

Opuni is alleged to have between November 2014 and November 2015 in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, abeted Seidu Agongo and Agricult Ghana Limited to defraud Ghana COCOBOD  of the sum of GH¢75, 289, 314.72.

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, also said Seidu Agongo, acting on behalf of Agricult, submitted fertilizer to the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) for testing.

The prosecution further said investigations established that Seidu Agongo deposited an amount of GHc25,000 into the account of Dr. Opuni to influence the award of contracts.

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