Attorney General rejects Opuni’s motion to access prosecution documents

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The Attorney General’s Department has registered its opposition to an application by the legal team of former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, Dr. Stephen Opuni, demanding to be furnished with the relevant documents based on which he’s being prosecuted.

According to a Deputy AG, Godfred Dame, they were not bound by law to provide the documents as requested because the case is one of a summary trial rather than a trial of indictment.

Godfred Dame further stated that the defence was only entitled to relevant evidence and not all the documents they have demanded.

The prosecution further indicated the application is not supported by any human rights law as referred to by the defence lawyers.

Following this resistance, the defence lawyers, represented by Samuel Cudjoe, prayed the High Court to refer the motion which is centered on article 19 of the constitution to the Supreme Court for interpretation.

Godfred Dame’s comments come despite an earlier assurance from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akufo, that her office would grant Dr. Opuni’s request.

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