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GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele jailed 6-yrs Assibit,12yrs


GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele jailed 6-yrs Assibit,12yrs

An Accra High Court today, Friday, February 23, 2018, sentenced the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of eighteen years on various counts, including wilfully causing financial loss to the state.
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The two were handed jail terms of ten (10) and sixteen (16) respectively.
Abuga Pele, who was handed a four and six-year sentence on different counts, will have his sentence running concurrently, meaning he will serve six years behind bars.
Assibit on the other hand, got a sentence of twelve and four years on different counts, but the two will run concurrently, which means he will also serve a jail term of twelve years.
The court also ordered the state to recover all assets and money belonging to the state from the convicts.
The court gave the defence lawyers and accused persons an opportunity to negotiate payment of the monies embezzled.
Justice Efia Serwaa Botwe said the prosecution succeeded in proving their case by producing enough evidence.
Report by Manasseh Azure Awuni

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Kingsley Adomako Odrey known professionally as Citizen Kwadwo, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, IT Mogul, Businessman, and Web Developer. Follow : Instagram- @citizenkwadwo Twitter: @Citizenkwadwo

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