An Accra High Court has ordered the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo to furnish former COCOBOD Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Stpehen Opuni with evidence against him in his case of causing financial loss to the state within seven days.
The trial judge also directed the state prosecutors to do same in the case of businessman Seidu Agongo,CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and that against Agricult Ghana Limited.
The court ceased hearing the matter for more than a month following an application filed by Lawyers for Dr. Opuni demanding access to all documents in the possession of the state prosecutors including those that may not be tendered in as evidence.
Opposition from the AG forced the court to put the trial on hold as it awaited a Judgement from the Supreme Court on the same matter that had been referred to it by an Accra High court hearing the case of former National Communication Authority (NCA) top officials.
The Supreme court, on June 7, ruled that accused persons are entitled to have access to all documents.
Trial Judge Justice Clemence Honyenuga today gave life to that ruling as he said the AG must file all the documents within 7 days.
Justice Honyenuga sounded a note of caution to lawyers in the case as he stated that he would not countenance any needless delays.
The Judge fixed July 4 as the date for trial to commence.