Three former Board members of the National Communication Authority (NCA) have been sentenced to a total of 16 years by an Accra High Court.
The three – Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, a former board chairman; Mathew Tetteh-Tevie, a former Director General and Alhaji Salifu Osman, a former Deputy National Security Coordinator on the NCA board were jailed for playing various roles in the purchase of surveillance system for the National Security Secretariat.
A court of appeal judge who sat on the case as an additional High Court judge, Justice Eric Kyei Baffuor, found Baffoe-Bonnie guilty of four charges including causing financial loss to the state, money laundering and sentenced him to six years imprisonment in hard labour.
Mr. Tetteh-Tevie was found guilty of five counts to five years’ imprisonment.
Alhaji Salifu Mimina was also found guilty of five charges and was handed a five years’ imprisonment term.
The court also ordered the state to seize the properties of the convicts to defray the $3 million debt incurred on the state.
The court however acquitted and discharged a member of the board, Dr Nana Owusu Ensaw and businessman, George Dereck Oppong.