Member of Parliament for Asutifi South Constituency Alhaji Collins Dauda, who is standing trial with some four other persons for causing financial loss to the state, has been granted a self-recognisance bail.
The High Court granted the bail on the request of the Attorney General and Minister of justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, who in his submission told the court, Alhaji Dauda is the only public officer among the accused persons and does not pose any risk in the trial of the matter.
However, he prayed the court to order him to deposit his passport to the registry of the court.
His lawyer, Thadeus Sory, opposed the request of depositing his passport to the court, arguing that Collins Dauda is a member of the Pan-African Parliament and will need his passport for frequent travels.
The Attorney General, however, insisted the passport should be deposited but added he will not be denied access to his passport anytime he wants to travel.
He only has to write to the Attorney-General and the Registrar of the court and the passport would be released, he said.
Ghana’s youngest Minister of Justice added that same will be applied to the other four accused persons.
The court, presided over by Justice Comfort Tasiane, subsequently granted the other four accused persons bail with various amounts and sureties.
Second accused Kwaku Agyemang Mensah and the third accused, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, were each granted bail in the sum of $65 million or its cedi equivalent with three sureties, one being a public officer.
The fourth accused, Andrew Clocans, was granted bail in the sum of $179 million or its cedi equivalent with three sureties, one being a public officer.
And the fifth accused person, Nouvi Tetteh Angelo, was also granted bail in the sum of $13 million with three sureties, one being a public officer.
The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, October 13.
By Godfred Tanam|3news.com|Ghana]]>