The State has filed a fresh application against two sureties who satisfied the bail conditions of former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu.
The application seeks to drag the two surities before the court over the latter’s continuous absence from the trial.
Appearing before the Financial and Economic Court 2 Division of the High Court on Monday, a Principal State Attorney, Stella Ohene Appiah, told the court that the State has not been able to serve the application on the sureties.
It was for this reason the state filed a new application for forfeiture of Recognizance against sureties of Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu.
Madam Attionu has been accused of willfully causing financial loss to the State.
She is being tried together with a former Operations Manager of MASLOC, Daniel Azim on 78 counts of criminal offenses to which they have both pleaded not guilty.
She told the court that efforts to locate Madam Attionu had failed.
According to her, the accused person has for at least one year, failed or refused to attend to the Court.
The Republic thus pushed for a trial in absentia believing that the former chief executive is attempting to evade Justice.
Mr Gavivina Tamakloe, formerly with National Theatre and Alex Kofi Mensah Mould former GNPC CEO are the two persons who stood as sureties for the Ex-Masloc boss.
The forfeiture processes are to compel the sureties to come to the court and explain why they should not pay the GHc5m bail sum to the state.
The judge, Justice Asare-Botwe, has subsequently adjourned the case to May 9, 2022.