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MAHAMA AYARIGA’S TRIAL SUSPENDED

An Accra High Court has put an injunction on the trial of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga.

Mr Ayariga was supposed to appear in court today for allegedly engaging in procurement breaches at the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

He was accused with six others, including the current Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku, Hajia Ninchema, for conspiracy, abetment, contravention of the procedure for request for quotation, using public office for-profit and transfer of foreign exchange from Ghana through an unauthorised dealer.

Mr Ayariga earlier urged the court to dismiss the court case against him as he questioned the eligibility of the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu.

This was dismissed by the Court, presided over by Justice Asare Botwe, as it ruled that despite a pending suit questioning Mr Amidu’s eligibility at the Supreme Court, he could still file charges.

He further stated that another case against the eligibility of the Special Prosecutor was pending.

However, Lawyers for the MP had argued that the case could not proceed following a pending appeal they have filed challenging an earlier ruling of the court.

Story By: Jennifer Ansah

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