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Court adjourns Sarfo Kantanka bribery case to 27 February 2023

Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka

Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka, former Juaben MCE-nominee

A Kumasi High Court has adjourned the alleged bribery case, involving Alexander Sarfo Kantanka, the ex-nominee for the position of Chief Executive for the Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti region.

Kantanka was alleged to have paid monies to some assembly members to influence them to confirm his nomination by President Akufo-Addo.

The case was adjourned to 27 February 2023, after the court granted a request by the prosecution to hear the case omnibus.

“The prosecution had pleaded with the court to fix the trial for a week to help reduce the risk and cost of travelling from Accra to Kumasi for the trials and that request was granted.

The judge also fixed 28 February, 1 March and 2 March for the hearing”, reported Asaase News’ Jonathan Ofori.

Meanwhile, a second prosecution witness Prince Opong Kyekyeku an assembly member for Bomfa Ahenbronum electoral area mounted the box and was cross-examined by the counsel for the accused person, Denis Osei Antwi.

Oppong Kyekyeku has also denied receiving a bribe from the accused person.

He, however, recalled that he received an amount of GHC1000 from a personal assistant of the accused person to take a mentally challenged person to the hospital.

Amadu Emmanuel Basintale, who represented the Office of the Special Prosecutor, told journalists after the proceedings at the court that the prosecution intended to call five witnesses for the trial.

They would include three assembly members, a police officer, and an officer from the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

Jonathan Ofori

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