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Special Prosecutor drags NDA CEO & deputies to court over GH¢10.4m scandal

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has charged Mr. Sumaila AbdulRahman, the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority, and two of his deputies for conspiracy to directly or indirectly influence the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.

The deputy NDA CEOs charged alongside their boss are Mr. Stephen Yir-eru Engmen and Mr. Patrick Seidu.

At the same time, the Chief Executive of A&QS Consortium Limited, Mr. Andrew Kuundaari has been chaged by the OSP for his role in the scandal.

Mr. Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, Mr. Patrick Seidu, and Mr. Andrew Kuundaari have been charged with a further count each of directly or indirectly influencing the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract, while Mr. Stephen Yir-eru Engmen has been charged with a further two (2) counts of the same offence.

“The four persons will be arraigned before the High Court (Criminal Division), Tamale on Tuesday 31 January 2023,” a statement from the Special Prosecutor indicated.

The accused, individually face various additional charges relating to the outcome of an investigation by the OSP into a complaint of suspected corruption and corruption-related offences against the NDA and A&QS Consortium Limited operating from Wa in the Upper West Region.

The two deputy CEOs of NDA, Patrick Seidu and Mr. Stephen Yir-eru Engmen were recently sacked by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com

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