A Justice of the Supreme Court, Clemence Honyenuga has refused to recuse himself from the case in which Dr Opuni is standing trial for allegedly causing financial loss to the state.
Dr Opuni had filed an application through his lawyers, for the learned judge to recuse himself from the trial because he was in a hurry to give a verdict.
“That I state that the learned judge, having stated in open court that he was in a hurry to hear the case, such that he refused to give me an additional four days to enable me adequately prepare for the case, it has become clear to me that I would not be given adequate time and facilities to prepare my defence as stipulated by Article 19(2) (e) and (g) of the 1992 constitution.”portions of Dr Opuni’s application read.
However, Justice Honyenuga dismissed the application on the ruling that it was brought in bad faith.
Dr Opuni was sued together with one Seidu Agongo, and Agricult Ghana Limited, beneficiaries of a supposed fraudulent contract from COCOBOB worth Forty Three Million One Hundred and Twenty Thousand (Ghc43, 120,000).
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges and are each on a GH¢300,000 self-recognizance bail.