Collins Dauda, Others In Trouble Again Over Saglemi Housing Scandal
Former Water Resources, Works, and Housing Minister Alhaji Collins Dauda and four other people facing accusations in connection with the Saglemi Housing project are attempting to alter their allegations.
Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah and Collins Dauda, both former Mahama appointees, are at the center of the $200 million case, which also involves Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, the former Chief Director of the Ministry, Andrew Clocanas, the Executive Chairman of Constructora OAS Ghana Limited, and Nouvi Tetteh Angelo, the Majority Shareholder of Ridge Management Solutions DWC-LLC.
They face 52 counts of criminal charges, including willfully causing financial loss to the government and intentionally misusing public property.
According to the prosecution, Alhaji Collins Dauda reviewed both the original and revised Saglemi Affordable Housing Project agreements with Construtora OAS without parliamentary approval on February 27, 2014.
The scope of work and use of the $200 million originally granted by Parliament were changed as a result of this adjustment, according to the prosecution.
As the incumbent Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda is accused of causing the State to lose the money.
The substance of the change the prosecution is seeking to the current accusations against the five accused persons, however, remains unknown.