The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has described as frivolous, the charges slapped on former Works and Housing Minister, Collins Dauda and four other persons over the abandoned Saglemi Affordable Housing project.
He said he is convinced that they will come out victorious at the end of the legal battle.
Haruna Iddrisu made this known when he and other members of the minority in parliament went to the High Court to solidarize with their colleague legislator, who is facing 52 counts of criminal charges for intentionally misapplying public property, wilfully causing financial loss to the Republic, and dishonestly causing loss to public property.
“It is instructive that they are being charged when the courts are themselves on vacation. What is the hurry and what is the desperation in this?” he quizzed.
He added that the allegations are just deliberate to persecute and harass the Asutifi South MP.
“[They claim] that he has wilfully caused financial loss to the state…whose value? The Attorney General says it is $64 million. I believe that these are frivolous, trumped-up charges intended to politically persecute and politically harass. We remain undoubted. I do not think that these charges can stand the test of the law. I am very convinced about this,” he said.
The accused persons after their first court appearance on Thursday, August 5, 2021, were granted bail to reappear on October 13, 2021, after pleading not guilty.