Ecobank to challenge contempt charges against MD and two others

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Ecobank
Ecobank

The Management of Ecobank Ghana has stated that it will soon file an affidavit to challenge an application for the committal of contempt filed by businessman Daniel Ofori against the bank’s Managing Director, Dan Sackey and two other top officials of the bank.

The two other bank officials are Ewuraa Abena Asafo-Boakye, Head of the Legal Department of the Bank, and William Asamoah-Otoo of the Legal Department.

This comes after Dan Ofori secured a writ of Fi-Fa from the Supreme Court in respect of some GHS96 million plus the bank is supposed to pay to him. The court gave an order for notice of the writ to be pasted on the bank’s head office build.

But the court heard that immediately the notice was pasted on the bank’s head office building, William Asamoah-Otoo removed it on the orders of Dan Sackey and Ewuraa Abena Asafo-Boakye.

Lawyers of Dan Ofori, led by Thaddeus Sory, therefore filed an application for the imprisonment of the three for contempt of court on December 14, 2021, following which Tsatsu Tsikata moved the application for substituted service on Tuesday December 21, 2021 for Mr Ofori.

Ecobank Notice
Ecobank Notice

The Court presided over by Justice Gifty Adjei, granted the application for substituted service and ordered that the three persons be served by the pasting of the Court processes regarding the contempt charges, at the Head Office of the Bank.

The notice were to be pasted at No. 19, Seventh Avenue, Ridge West, Accra, in the case of Mr. Sackey and Mr Asamoah-Otoo and at No. 2 Mandy Close, Mayfair Gardens, Upper East Airport, Accra in the case of Madam Ewuraa Abena Asafo-Boakye.

“Management takes the opportunity to wish its cherished customers, shareholders and the general public the very best of the festive season,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Court said a hearing notice for the next date for the three persons to appear in court should also be served on them.

The Court adjourned to January 12, 2022 to enable the three officers to appear in court to answer the charges of contempt filed against them.

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