The former Deputy minister of finance, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, has pleaded not guilty to allegedly causing financial loss of €2.37 million to the state in an ambulance purchase deal.
He was granted a self-recognisance bail in the sum of GHC3 million by the Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe.
The two other accused persons – Dr Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health and Richard Jakpa, a businessman also pleaded not guilty to counts of abetment to causing financial loss to the state.
Dr Anemana was granted bail in the sum of one million Cedis with three sureties, one of whom should be a public servant not below the rank of a director, while Jakpa was granted bail in the sum of GH¢5 million, with three sureties, one to be justified.
The case has been adjourned to 15 February 2022.