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Charges dropped against former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health Dr Sylvester Anemana

March 13, 2024
Charges dropped against former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health Dr Sylvester Anemana
Dr Sylvester Anemana

The State has filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the charges against Dr Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director of the , in the trial involving Dr Cassiel , a former Deputy Minister for Finance, and Mr Richard Dzakpa, a Businessman.

Dr Anemana, who is currently out of the country for medical treatment, was standing trial with the others over alleged financial loss to the State in the purchase of ambulances, amounting to over €2.37 million.

Dr Forson, accused of willfully causing financial loss to the State, was granted self-recognisance bail of GH¢3 million. He faces an additional charge of intentionally misapplying public property.

Dr. Anemana was granted bail of one million Ghana Cedis with three sureties, one of whom must be a public servant not below the rank of a director. Mr. Dzakpa, on the other hand, was granted bail of five million Ghana Cedis with three sureties, one of whom must provide documents of landed property.

A Nolle Prosequi filed on March 11, 2024, by Mrs. Yvonne Atakorah Obuobisa, the Director of Public Prosecution, discontinued the proceedings against Dr. Anemana.

The case, held in chambers before Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, a Justice of the Court of Appeal sitting as an additional High Court judge, saw the AG's decision to enter a nolle prosequi, which is not subject to control by the courts, with no requirement for the AG to provide reasons.

Meanwhile, Mr Dzakpa is expected to open his defence on March 19, 2024.

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