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Glaring miscarriage of justice – NDC MP on trial in absentia of former MASLOC boss

David T.D Vondee, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Twifo Atti Morkwa in the Central Region, has stated that the state’s prosecution of Sedina Christine Tamakloe Attionu, the former CEO of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), while she was not present, amounted to a miscarriage of justice.

On Tuesday, April 16, the Accra High Court’s Financial and Economic Court 2 found Sedina Tamakloe guilty and gave her a 10-year prison term for causing the state to lose GHS90 million in revenue.

According to Twifo Atti Morkwa, the NDC has no problem with prosecuting public servants who commit wrongdoing while in service.

“It is expected that criminal trials and proceedings follow the law. We maintain that what transpired in court on Tuesday, April 16, was a flagrant injustice given the information at our disposal,”David T.D Vondee told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Accra-based Original TV.

He claims that criminal procedures must take place “in the presence of the accused,” as stipulated in Article 19(3) of the 1992 Constitution.

Additionally, he said that the former CEO of MASLOC “sought permission from the court” through her lawyer in order to receive medical care overseas rather than fleeing the country.

Source: Richard Obeng Bediako II II Ghana