Audit Service Board Chair to sue Asiedu Nketia over forgery claims

The Chairman of the Audit Service Board, Professor Edward Dua Agyeman, says he will sue the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Asiedu Nketia for defaming him.

The NDC’s general secretary who was addressing a press conference Tuesday to respond to the forensic audit that uncovered some procurement irregularities amounting to a whopping US$137,861,127.15 at Ghana National Gas Company, did not mince words when he accused Professor Dua Agyeman of forgery, slamming him as corrupt and lacking integrity.

“Dua Agyeman, who in 1983 was banned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana from practicing accounting and auditing in Ghana, for forging an audit report for a private firm whose account he has neither seen or audit.

“The person who has been appointed by Nana Akufo-Addo to chair the audit service board and who is being asked to recruit these private firms in the name of cabinet committee secretary, that’s his record,” said Asiedu Nketia.

He added: “He’s the person who has now been recycled to chair the audit service board by Nana Akufo-Addo to fight corruption.”

Responding to the allegations, Professor Dua Agyeman told Starr News he will haul Mr. Nketia to court for tarnishing his reputation.

He, however, did not say when exactly the process will commence.

“I have already responded to some of these things. I am going to take legal action against Asiedu Nketia for what he said. That’s it,” he told Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan.

Source: Ghana/