The Kumasi High Court has adjourned the case involving the rejected Juaben NPP Municipal Chief Executive, Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka, and the state to March 21 and April 20.
This is was revealed by the Office of the Special Prosecutor on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
The suspended Juaben Municipal Chief Executive nominee, Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, is facing 26 corruption charges in respect of a public election following a probe by the Special Prosecutor’s office.
Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka, the New Patriotic Party’s Juaben constituency Chairman, was the subject of an investigation after being captured in a video in November 2021 accusing assembly members in Juaben of refusing to confirm his nomination as the Municipal Chief Executive despite allegedly bribing them.
He had failed to secure the required number of votes to confirm him as the Chief Executive of the Juaben Municipal Assembly and was captured in the video demanding his money back from the assembly members.
According to the Special Prosecutor’s findings, Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka gifted the elected members of the Assembly GH¢5,000 each.
He is said to have also gifted the Government appointed members GH¢2,500 each to influence their conduct in the performance of their duty as voters.
The election was held on September 29, 2021 and Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka failed to secure the required number of votes for confirmation as Municipal Chief Executive.
Following the Prosecution’s cross-examination, the court adjourned the case to March 21 and April 20 of this year for the testimony of two more prosecution witnesses.
Update :The Republic V. Alexander Sarfo Kantanka came off today at the High Court, Kumasi.
The fourth witness of OSP( Prosecution) testified and was cross examined.
Case adjourned to 21 March and 20 April 2023 for the testimonies of the last two witnesses of the prosecution.
— Office of the Special Prosecutor-Ghana (@ospghana) March 2, 2023