Special Prosecutor charges Juaben MCE nominee Sarfo-Kantanka with 26 counts of corruption

Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, Juaben MCE nominee
Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, Juaben MCE nominee

Mr. Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka is expected to be arraigned before the criminal division of the Kumasi High Court on Wednesday June 1, 2022.

This was made known in a press release from the office of the special prosecutor, dated May 24, 2022.

According to the release, Mr. Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, a nominee for the position of Chief Executive of Juaben Municipal Assembly has been charged with twenty-six (26) counts of corruption.

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The charges were in respect of a public election – arising out of two public elections conducted in September and November 2021 for the confirmation or otherwise of his nomination.

In a video, purported to have been emanating from a meeting to confirm or otherwise Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka, New Juaben Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka was seen demanding for refund of monies paid to some Assembly Members to influence then to get him confirmed.

The Special Prosecutor, in a letter dated November 2, 2021 invited Mr. Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka for questioning and subsequently granted him bail.

Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka failed in the attempt to get him confirmed as the first ever MCE for the newly created municipality, carved out of the Ejisu Municipality.

Press release from Office of the Special Prosecutor
Press release from Office of the Special Prosecutor

Source: Coverghana.com.gh

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