The contractor overseeing the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project, Andrew Clocanas, passed away in October 2023. The Deputy Attorney-General, Alfred Tuah Yeboah, assures that Clocanas’s death won’t affect the ongoing trial involving him, former Minister Collins Dauda, and three others linked to the Saglemi housing project.
Despite Clocanas’s demise, the trial will proceed, as clarified by Deputy A-G Yeboah. He emphasized that the core aspects of the case remain intact, ensuring the legal proceedings continue as planned.
In a recent court session, Collins Dauda was absent, citing an emergency invitation to a South African conference related to parliamentary duties. Concerns were raised about Dauda traveling without his deposited passport. His lawyer explained the impromptu nature of the invitation and withdrew a previously filed application for passport access.
During the trial, Rev Stephen Yaw Osei, the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Works and Housing, provided testimony. The accused individuals, including Collins Dauda, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, and Nouvi Tetteh Angelo, all on bail, maintain their plea of not guilty to charges such as causing financial loss to the state.
Legal proceedings continue despite challenges, with the accused individuals asserting their innocence. The charges encompass allegations of causing financial loss to the state, misapplying public property, issuing false certificates, and dishonestly causing loss to public property in connection with the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project.