“It will be a complete waste of time if we were to open this case further and go to a length where it will only be dismissed on the submission of no case to answer,” Mr Agyebeng told journalists at the court in Accra.
According to him, the state was unable to prove beyond reasonable doubt a crime against the MP.
“We wish to inform the court of the republic’s intention to enter Nolle prosequi in respect of all cases against the accused person,” he said.
“…..Upon further scrutiny, the Republic deem it unable to prove its case base on available evidence on the standard of proof on criminal bases – that is to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“This case appears certain to suffer the same fate as the earlier one with case number FT0122019 the Republic vs Hawa Nichema and six others which were dismissed on May 7, 2021, on the application of submission of no case to answer,” the Agyebeng told the court.
Mahama Ayariga dragged to court by Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu
The case was one of the two cases brought against Mr Mahama Ayariga by the immediate past Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, first of which the Accra High Court acquitted and discharged him in May this year.
He was acquitted and discharged in the case of the purchase of an ambulance for the Bawku Municipal Assembly together with six others.
However, in today’s case, Mr Ayariga was facing charges of abuse of office over three Toyota V8 vehicles purchase without honouring tax obligations.
In addition, he was facing charges for illegally transferring foreign exchange from Ghana to United Emirate’s Dubai without the necessary legal documentations.
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