Collins Dauda, 2 Others Granted Bail After A Not Guilty Plea

Two former Ministers for Water Resources, Works, and Housing, who are facing trial for their alleged fraudulent roles in the abandoned Saglemi affordable housing project, have been granted bail by the High Court.

Alhaji Collins Dauda was granted a self-recognizance bail, while his successor, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, was granted bail to the tune of $65 million with three sureties, one being a public servant.

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The two former ministers and three others are facing 52 counts of criminal charges for intentionally misapplying public property, wilfully causing financial loss to the Republic, and dishonestly causing loss to public property.

Alhaji Collins Dauda, a former Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, and his successor Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, have been accused of spending over $196 million on the Saglemi housing project when investigations revealed that the cost of works executed on the site, including consultancy services, was about $64,982,900.77.

The accused persons who were all present in court pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned to October 13, 2021.

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