Computer crash forces court to adjourn Opuni’s case

The trial judge, Justice Honyenuga (left) and Dr Stephen Opuni

A case involving former Cocoa Board Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Opuni was adjourned on Monday January 10 following the failure of the computer system being used by the court, to function.

The computer crashed, according to the court.

The case has since been adjourned to January 17.

The trial judge, Justice Clemence Honyenuga said on Monday that “There is a problem and the whole system is down and I don’t know when it might be on for us to work so it has to be adjourned.”

He further stated that, “It is nobody’s fault and we don’t know when it will be on so having heard about the enormity of the problem, we have to come next Monday and let’s see how far things will go.”

Dr Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo are facing 27 charges including defrauding by false pretences, willfully causing financial loss to the State, money laundering, corruption by public officer and contravention of the Public Procurement Act.

They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and are on a GH¢300,000.00 self-recognizance bail, each.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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