The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) case against the former CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei, has been adjourned to July 26.

The adjournment is to enable the Case Management Conference of the case to take place.

This is according to the Office of the Special Prosecutor in a tweet on Tuesday, June 28.

“Case has been adjourned to 26/07/2022 for Case Management Conference after the prosecution successfully served accused persons with all documents it intends to rely on during the trial as required by law.”

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has already levelled fresh charges on the former PPA boss.

The OSP has charged him with eight counts of using public office for-profit and nine counts of directly and indirectly influencing the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.

A statement issued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor announcing the charges also added that the brother-in-law of Adjenim Boateng, Francis Kwaku Arhin has also been charged with one count of using public office for profit.

However, Adjenim Boateng Adjei and his brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin were granted bail to a tune of ₵5 million each by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court.

The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, had earlier said his outfit has enough evidence to proceed with the prosecution case against former Adjenim Boateng Adjei, and his brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin.

“I have my firm conviction that we have every evidence to see the accused prosecuted on procurement breaches. The accused persons are the former Chief Executive of the PPA and his brother-in-law,” he told the media on Wednesday.

Background

The Office of the Special Prosecutor had earlier levelled fresh charges against the former PPA boss.

A.B Adjei has been charged with eight counts of using public office for-profit and nine counts of directly and indirectly influencing the procurement process to obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.

A statement issued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor to announce these charges noted that the brother-in-law of Adjenim Boateng, Francis Kwaku Arhin, has also been charged with one count of using public office for profit.

The statement added that “the two persons will be arraigned before the High Court (Criminal Division), Accra on Wednesday, 25 May 2022.”

Meanwhile, new information emerging indicates that the dismissed Public Procurement Authority (PPA) boss has allegedly withdrawn all funds from his frozen bank accounts.