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Court throws out Opuni’s application to unfreeze account

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa today dismissed application filed by former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Opuni to have his accounts unfrozen by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).

After months of having his bank accounts under the control of EOCO, Dr Opuni’s lawyers obtained a High Court order on April 23, 2018 for the accounts to be defrozen.

But the defense team could not sustain that judgment, as EOCO filed an ex-parte motion the following day, April 24, 2018, and obtained another order from the same court for the accounts to be frozen again.

Embattled Opuni filed another application at the same High Court seeking to get access to his account

After the ruling, lawyers of Dr Opuni said they were not surprised by the court’s decision on the application, adding that, they would review the judge’s reason before deciding whether to appeal or not.

“Well the court dismissed the application and we are not surprised by the ruling. What is rather surprising is the different rulings on the same case by the same court. We are yet to receive the reasons behind the ruling to decide whether to appeal or not,” Lawyer Victor Adawusu told the media after the ruling.

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