• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Collins Dauda’s Saglemi housing trail: Court adjourned case to April 4

The case of former Works and Housing Minister Collins Dauda was extended until April 4 by the Criminal Court on Wednesday, March 2.

At the following hearing, the full trial will begin.

Collins Dauda and four other defendants are on trial for allegedly defrauding the state in the $200 million Saglemi Housing Project.

The legal case management completed on Wednesday, paving the path for the April 4 start of the trial.

All five defendants were present in court.

The court case management establishes the tone of the trial and provides instructions and coordination. It also gave state prosecutors and defense attorneys the opportunity to file witness statements.
The matter was postponed until April 4th, when the trial will begin.

Collins Dauda is facing charges in connection with the Saglemi housing project. He is accused of causing the state financial loss, misusing public property, and providing fake certificates, among other crimes.

Four other people, including former Works and Housing Minister Kweku Agyeman Mensah, are also facing charges for the same crimes.

The state charged the five persons with misappropriating $200 million in state funds by paying for 1,412 affordable housing units at Saglemi instead of the 5,000 units that Parliament had approved.

The accused’s council, Gordon Edudzie Tameklo, had previously told TV3 that the prosecutors were expected to file their further paperwork on the same day.

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