Former NSS Boss Granted Permission To Travel To Spend X’mas

A Fast Track High Court (Tax and Financial) Division on Monday granted Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Imoro, former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) permission to travel to his hometown during the Christmas festivities. The court presided over by Mrs. Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa said Imoro has been excused from presenting himself at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) office from December 23 to January 2, 2015. She later reviewed the bail condition of Imoro to the effect that Imoro goes to the BNI office once in a week on the day agreed by both parties instead of three times in a week as stated earlier per the bail conditions. During Monday’s sitting, the state represented by Senior State Attorney, Comfort Tasiame prayed the court for a three weeks adjournment to allow the prosecution complete investigations. Mr. Denis Adjei Dwomoh, Defence Counsel, said they were not opposed to the three weeks’ adjournment and added that the period would be in the heat of the Christmas and prayed the court to grant permission to the accused person who would want to travel to his hometown during the period. He also prayed the court to vary the reporting time of the accused person to the BNI from three times in a week so that as and when the prosecution needed the accused person he could be given two days’ notice to report. Imoro who is accused of stealing GH₡86.9 million was granted bail in the sum of GH₡90 million with three sureties all to be justified with property worth one million Ghana cedis. Imoro has pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing GH₡86.9 million belonging to the government of Ghana through the payment of ghost or non-existent service personnel. The case was then adjourned to January 8, 2015.