During sitting in the court today 10th January, 2022, Finance and Economic Court 2 of the Accra High Court issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former appointee under John Dramani Mahama of the NDC.
According to the chief prosecutor Stella Ohene Appiah, Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu is still hiding after seeking the consent of the court to undergo a supposed medical treatment in the United States of America. Since October last year, Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu who has been accused of allegedly embezzling 93 Billion cedis has refused to appear in court.
The prosecution sought two reliefs from the court. The first one is a bench warrant to arrest Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu and forcefully present her in court. The second is to trial her in absentia if the first plan of warrant arrest fails.
Trial in Absentia means that the court will go ahead with the case and read judgement in her absence. If found guilty, she shall be declared wanted and arrested straight into jail. That is the more reason why Sedinam is needed to prove her innocence but still running away from proceedings.
According to the prosecutor’s studies, Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu could still be hiding in the USA as his defense lawyers refused to disclose her exact location. Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu’s lawyers led by Lawyer Kwesi Agbesi Dzakpasu tried to stop the warrant but failed. In his defence, he explained that Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu didn’t just wake up and travelled to USA. She sought the consent of the court so they should keep waiting for some time.
The prosecution however shot down his claims with the explanation that Sedinam has willfully refused to come to the court and must be forced to do so or trialed in absentia with her rights Surrendered to the court.
Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu is been accused of stealing 93 billion Ghana cedis when she was CEO of MASLOC under NDC’s John Dramani Mahama’s watch as President. The case has since been adjourned to 25th January 2022.
From Opera News