21 January 2013

Ghana: A-G Takes Over Modex Oil MD's Case

Kumasi — The Attorney General's Department has taken over the prosecution of Mr. Kwabena Appiah, Managing Director of Modex Oil Company Limited, before a Kumasi Circuit court.

Ms. Anna Franklina Opoku, a State Attorney, would lead the prosecution on behalf of the law office when the court sits on February 1, 2013.

The adjournment was as a result of the absence of the defence counsel in court on the last adjourned date of January 16, 2013.

Mr. Appiah, who is facing a charge of encroaching on a Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) road reservation and infrastructure, has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and has been granted bail in the sum of GH¢150,000.00 by the Kumasi Circuit Court (3), presided over by Mr. Justice D.W. P. Amedior.

In November last year, the Buffalo Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Kumasi arrested Mr. Kofi Akosah, Breman manager of the Modex Oil Company, following the company's breach of the provisions of sections 17 (1), (2), (3), (4) a, b, c, (5) (6) (8) and (9) of the GHA Act 540 of 1997.

The arrest of the manager followed a complaint by the Regional Director of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA), Inj. Sitsofe David Addo, in connection with encroachment on a reservation, and destruction of a road infrastructure by the oil company

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