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State increases charges against Duffour, others from 68 to 71

The Attorney General’s Office has amended its case against the founder of uniBank Dr. Kwabena Duffour and 8 others bringing the charges up from 68 to 71.

Director of Public Prosecution, Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa informed the court presided over by Justice Bright Mensah that the State has also made available its evidence against the accused persons and is ready to proceed with a trial.

The A-G has accused Dr. Duffuor, who was also a shareholder of uniBank of using the HODA Group, to take money from the bank and “dishonestly” transferring depositors’ funds.

It is the case of the A-G that, Dr. Duffuor and HODA group allegedly ‘dishonestly’ received more than GH¢660 million from uniBank.

The A-G has accused Dr. Asiama of using his position as 2nd Deputy Governor of the BoG to approve the transfer of Gh¢300 million which was an unsecured facility from uniBank to Universal Merchant Bank (UMB).

According to the A-G, Dr Asiama knew that uniBank was in financial distress but allegedly went ahead to approve the deal.

The new charges filed by the State relates to falsification of accounts and defrauding.

The case has been adjourned to July 16 for case management conference.

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