Money influenced former CRIG ED to take back position – Mr. Samuel Codjoe


Mr. Samuel Codjoe, Counsel for Dr. Stephen Opuni has said that Dr. Franklin Manu Amoah, former Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute Ghana (CRIG) was motivated by money when he took back the job of an Executive Director at CRIG after his retirement.


Mr. Codjoe made this statement while cross examining Dr. Manu Amoah who is the 2nd Prosecution Witness in the ongoing trial of Dr. Stephen Opuni and Mr. Seidu Agongo.

Prior to the statement by Counsel for the first Accused (Dr. Opuni), the 2nd Prosecution Witness had said in a reply to a question by Mr. Codjoe, that, he did not have plans of going back to the cocoa industry, when he was a member of the transition team.

“When I was on retirement I was helping the universities and some research institutes which I was very happy with, so I didn’t know I will be coming back to the industry at all”, he explained.

According to Dr. Manu Amoah, he (Dr. Amoah) was providing consultancy services to research institutes and universities by helping them to assess their researchers and lecturers for promotion. He emphasised that he was not motivated by money to take back his position at CRIG, on a one-year seven months contract.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng


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