The Accra High Court has issued a notice that it will deliver its judgment on May 12, 2020, in the ongoing trial of Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie; the former Board Chair of the National Communication Authority (NCA) and several other directors.
The trial judge, Justice Eric Kyei Baffour who has recently come under heavy criticism has fixed the date after the accused persons closed their defence.
Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie is facing trial with five others are facing charges of conspiracy to wilfully cause financial loss to the state and conspiracy to steal public funds.
According to the facts of the case as presented by the Attorney General, Baffoe-Bonnie and the other defendants had contracted an Israeli company, NSO Group Technology Limited, to supply a piece of listening equipment at a cost of $6 million to enable the authority monitor conversations of persons suspected to be engaged in terror activities.
Apparently, a local agent, Infraloks Development Limited, charged $2 million to facilitate the transaction, bringing the total sum to $8 million.
It turned out that of the US$4 million that is withdrawn from the NCA’s account, only US$1 million was deposited into the account of the Israeli company, while the remaining US$ 3 million was traced to the account of a businessman George Derek Oppong who is reportedly connected to the alleged conspirators at the NCA.