Lawyer advises COCOBOD CEO

Counsel for former COCOBOD Chief Executive Officer, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, has asked the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, to take a cue from Dr Opuni’s prosecution.

Mr Tameklo believed “the current CEO is leading a crusade to demonize his predecessor but had advised him to tread cautiously on the path he has taken.

An Accra High Court ordered the accounts of Dr. Stephen Opuni who is standing trial for causing financial loss to the state unfrozen.

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has frozen two separate accounts of the ex-COCOBOD CEO who is being tried for causing financial loss to the state for almost a year.

The state averred that Dr Opuni’s 3-year administration caused the state 217million cedis, through alleged dubious contracts.

Mr. Tameklo who is confident his client will be exonerated, however believed, some elements within the current government, whose names he refused to mention, were scheming hard to tarnish Dr. Opuni’s image.

“I know Dr Opuni will be exonerated very soon. Sometimes I wonder why people will be so mean to work against this honest man. But this should serve as a great lesson to the current CEO, Joseph Boahen Aidoo,” he said.

Speaking on Okay FM as monitored by and monitored by Today, Mr. Tamaklo cautioned Mr. Aidoo to be careful with his role in the prosecution of his predecessor.

“We (NDC) won’t revenge because even the Bible says vengeance is of the Lord. God will surely make a way. If you are leading the demonisation of your predecessor, then you need to tread cautiously,” he said.

 

Story: News Desk

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