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Fresh Charges For Collins Dauda, Others Over Saglemi Housing Scandal

The police is seeking to amend its charges preferred against former Water Resources, Works, and Housing Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda and four other persons standing trial in connection with the Saglemi Housing project.

Two former Mahama appointees, Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah and Collins Dauda are in the centre of the $200 million case including a former Chief Director of the Ministry, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, Executive Chairman of Construtora OAS Ghana Limited, Andrew Clocanas, and Majority Shareholder of Ridge Management Solutions DWC-LLC, Nouvi Tetteh Angelo.

They are collectively facing 52 counts of criminal offences, including willfully causing financial loss to the State, and intentionally misapplying public property.

It is the case of the Prosecution that Alhaji Collins Dauda on February 27, 2014, reviewed both the original and the revised Saglemi Affordable Housing Project agreement with Construtora OAS without parliamentary approval.

This revision, according to the Prosecution, changed the scope of work and the application of the $200 million originally approved by Parliament.

Alhaji Collins Dauda, who is the incumbent Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, is thus accused of causing the State to lose the sum.

It, however, remains unclear the nature of the amendment the prosecution is seeking to make to the current charges against the five accused persons.

The trial judge, Justice Elfreda Amy Denkyi has thus adjourned the case to June 22, 2022.

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