EOCO Has Become “Frankenstein” – Opuni’s Lawyer
Lawyer for former COCOBOD CEO Dr. Stephen Opuni has accused the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) of frustrating his client from accessing his bank account after EOCO froze Mr Opuni’s account for a second time.
“They have failed to show the account is tainted. EOCO has now not only become a monster but a Frankenstein,” Mr Samuel Cudjoe said at the Accra High Court on Tuesday, 15 May 2018.
Mr Opuni’s account was frozen by EOCO in 2017. The embattled CEO secured a court order in April 2018 to allow him access to the account which was granted.
EOCO however went back to court 24 hours later to secure an order to freeze Dr Opuni’s account for the second time.
Dr Opuni’s lawyer wants his client’s bank account de-freezed, arguing that, the purpose of freezing his client’s account has been served because EOCO completed its investigations in July 2017.
Dr Opuni is standing trial for causing financial loss to the state to the tune of GHS217 million through three separate fertiliser supply contracts between 2014 and 2016.