Computer hard drive of court hearing Opuni’s case, others reportedly missing

The hard drive containing records of the ongoing criminal case against the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, Stephen Opuni and CEO of Agricult Limited, Seidu Agongo has been reported missing.

The hard drive is part of a number of hard drives Citi News gathers have been stolen from system units in about five High Courts at the new law court complex.

Operatives of the National Security who are said to be investigating the matter arrested some workers in the affected courts as well as Judicial Service staff who work in the Information Technology (IT) department for questioning.

According to sources within the Judicial Service, the alleged theft is believed to have taken place during the legal vacation period of the courts.

Despite the theft of one of the most important devices of the criminal court which has the record of the proceedings of the case since its inception, the suit was called on Monday and subsequently adjourned due to another court process at the Court of Appeal.

Computers and recording devices were not functioning in the criminal court case where the case was heard.

Meanwhile, authorities at the court have declined to comment on the matter.

Dr. Opuni and Mr. Agongo are facing 27 charges, including defrauding by false pretenses, willfully causing financial loss to the state, money laundering, corruption by a public officer and contravention of the Public Procurement Act.

They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and are on a GH¢300,000 each self-recognizance bail.

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