Dr. Stephen Opuni to file motion for production of documents the Prosecution would be relying on at the Trial


Lawyer for Dr. Stephen Opuni, former Chief Executive Officer of the COCOBOD, Mr.  Samuel Cudjoe is yet to move a motion, praying the court for the production of all documents which have come into the possession, custody and or knowledge of the prosecution, in the course of the investigations, leading to arraigning Dr. Stephen Opuni, 1st Accused, as well as documents in the possession of COCOBOD and the Public Procurement Authority  (PPA).


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The following are the documents that the applicant would like to obtain from the Prosecution:

  1. All witness statements of 2nd and 3rd  Accused
  2. All witness statements of Prosecution witnesses to be called at the trial
  3. All witness statements of persons obtained by Prosecution who would not be called at the trial.
  4. All letters written by COCOBOD through 1st Accused to the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for permission to sole source contracts for all fertilizers.
  5. All letters written by PPA in connection with Lithovit Foliar Fertilizers during tenure of 1st Accused with COCOBOD.
  6. All correspondence from the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) to the Chief Executive of COCOBOD in connection with Lithovit Foliar Fertilizer before, during and after the tenure of 1st Accused as Chief Executive of COCOBOD
  7. All certificates issued by CRIG for all fertilizers including Lithovit Foliar Fertilizer from 2008 till March 2018 as well as renewals of all such certificates.
  8. All contracts for fertilizers entered into by COCOBOD from January 2008 to March 2018
  9. The directive(s) of 1st Accused issued to CRIG instructing it to reduce and or shorten the time for testing of Lithovit Foliar Fertilizer
  10. All contracts executed between COCOBOD and 3rd Accused for Lithovit Foliar Fertilizer.
  11. All reports issued by CRIG on the effect of all fertilizers including Lithovit Foliar Fertilizer after use from 2008 to 2017.
  12. The 2 (two) test results issued by Ghana Standard Authority for Lithovit Foliar Fertilizers.
  13. All proceedings, together with the findings, of the investigative body set up by COCOBOD in connection with Lithovit Foliar fertilizer.

The motion is to be moved on 11th April, 2018.

Source: Ghanajustice/F.Kyeremanteng


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