September 28, 2021
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SC TO RULE ON OPUNI’S APPLICATION SEEKING RECUSAL OF J …

The Supreme Court will today rule on an application by former COCOBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Opuni, seeking the removal of Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga from his trial.

Dr Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD who is standing trial with two others for allegedly causing financial loss to the state, has pleaded not guilty.

He has also accused the presiding judge of his trial of making unjust comments even before his defence is opened.

Consequently, Dr Opuni wants the judge removed and the case assigned to a different judge per the application at the apex court.

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Former CEO of COCOBOD, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, petitioned the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, seeking the removal of the judge presiding over his trial.

The trial of the former COCOBOD boss was put on hold as a result of the petition sent to the Chief Justice seeking his intervention.

Dr. Opuni, on two occasions pushed for the judge hearing the case, Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, to recuse himself. However, both attempts failed as Dr. Opuni was ordered to open his defence.

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