ASARE-BOTWE (MRS.), J.
This is a Ruling on whether or not the Accused Persons have a case to answer at the close of the Prosecution’s case.
The antecedents of the case are that on the 5th of May 2019, the Office of the Special Prosecutor filed a charge sheet in which the accused persons are being held for the following offences;
1. There is under Count One, a charge of Conspiracy to Contravene the Procedure for Request for Quotation Contrary to Section 23(1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and Sections 43(1) and 92(1) Of The Public Procurement Act, 2003 (As Amended), Act 663, against A1, A2, A3, A4, and A6.
2. Under Count two, the named accused persons, Sumaila Ewuntomah Abudu (A2), Alex Vadze (A3), Alhaji Abdul-Mumuni Jesewunde (A4), and Mary Stella Adapesa (A5) are charged with Abetment to Contravene the Procedure for Request for Quotation Contrary to Sections 20(1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and 43(1) and 92(1) of the Public Procurement Act…