October 23, 2021

Dr. Duffuor, Former BoG 2nd Deputy Governor, 7 Others In cou …

Former Finance Minister and Shareholder of Unibank, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Johnson Pandit Asiama and seven others who have been charged by the State with sixty-eight (68) counts of Fraudulent Breach of Trust, Money Laundering, Dishonestly Receiving and Falsification of Accounts is in court this morning.

Other Accused persons named as follows; Hoda Holdings Limited, Kwabena Duffuor II, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis, Elsie Dansoa Kyereh, Jeffrey Amon, Benjamin Ofori and Kwadwo Opoku Okoh.

According to the Facts Sheet as filed by the Attorney General, “Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the 1st accused person, is a shareholder of uniBank Ghana Limited (uniBank) and the ultimate beneficial owner of HODA Holdings Company Limited (HODA). HODA, the 2nd accused person, is a holding company and the majority shareholder of uniBank.

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Johnson Pandit Asiama, the 3rd accused person, was the 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG) between April 2016 and January 2018. The 4th accused person, Kwabena Duffuor II, formerly a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of uniBank subsequently became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of uniBank between June 2017 and March 2018.

The 5th accused person, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis, who was also a COO of uniBank is a member of the Board of Directors of WAICA Reinsurance Corporation Plc (WAICA-Re), Sierra Leone.

The 6th accused person, Elsie Dansoa Kyereh, was an Executive Head of Corporate Banking at uniBank. The 7th accused person, Jeffrey Amon, was a Senior Relationship Manager of Corporate Banking at uniBank.

The 8th accused person, Benjamin Ofori was the Executive Head of Credit Risk at uniBank. The 9th accused person, Kwadwo Opoku Okoh, was a Financial Control Manager of uniBank and is Head of Finance of HODA”.

They are all in court this morning to answer questions to the charges leveled against them.

By: Ama Brako Ampofo / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV / Kingdomfmonline.com / Ghana / 2020

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