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.
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.
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.
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.