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17-Sep-2013  
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The 2004 presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and businessman, Mr. Aggudey, is on admission at the police Hospital after being sent there by the police on Saturday, the very day he was handed a three-month sentence by an Accra court.

Shortly after the sentence was pronounced last Saturday, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) prosecuting sent Mr. Aggudey to the Ministries Police for onward transfer to the Ghana Prisons Service.

A source close to The Finder newspaper disclosed that Mr. Aggudey complained of ill-health and was rushed to the Police Hospital. Doctors on duty recommended that Mr. Aggudey be admitted for thorough medical attention after a preliminary assessment.

As at the time of filing this report, Mr. Aggudey was still on admission at the Police Hospital.

When contacted, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, DSP Vitalis Aiyeh confirmed that Mr. Aggudey has not been handed over to the Prisons Service.

Mr. Aggudey was last Saturday, September 14 convicted to three months imprisonment for the non-payment of his workers’ Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions.

He is also to pay a fine of 500 penalty units as well as all monies owed SSNIT. Mr. Aggudey is the proprietor of Gocrest Security Company.

Mr. Aggudey was arraigned before the court in February for non-payment of GH₵2,653,161, the equivalent of SSNIT contributions by his workers.

The facts of the case indicated that an inspection conducted on July 28, 2006 into the books of Gocrest by SSNIT Inspectorate Unit revealed that the company failed to pay contributions of workers and penalty totaling 8,150,882,076.72 old cedis between January 1995 and June 2005.

The arrears included 3,378,855,762 old cedis as the actual amount while 4,772,026,314 cedis was 3% penalty for delayed payments.

A demand letter was issued on July 28, 2006 but efforts to get the company to settle the amounts failed, thereby swelling the amount, to 8,150,882,076.72 cedis.



 
 
Source: The Finder
 
 

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