Bench Warrant Issued For Former MASLOC Boss

Former boss of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Sedina Christine Tamakloe Attionu, has been issued a bench arrest by an Accra Court and is currently facing trial for causing financial trial to the state to the tune of GHC93 million.

The action taken by the court was necessitated by her failure to appear before the court on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 after being granted leave to travel to the United States of America to seek medical care.

The former boss is currently before court with her operations manager, Daniel Axim, facing 78 counts of charges including stealing, conspiracy to steal, unauthorised commitment amongst others during their leadership at the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC)

The prosecution had finished calling its final witness and was about to wrap up its case, but Mr. Axim has filed an application before the Supreme Court over matters pertaining to the MASLOC audit.

Ms. Attionu had been given permission to travel and was supposed to come to court on October 6, 2021, but she did not, prompting the court to reschedule the case until November 16, 2021.

She failed to appear in court again on Tuesday, and Samuel Osei Sarfo, who was representing Agbesi Dzakpasu, the accused person’s attorney, told the court that a letter had been sent from the hospital where she was being treated.

But Justice Asare-Botwe after listening to the parties held that the court will err on the side of caution and issue a warrant for the arrest of Ms. Attionu and subsequently did. The case was adjourned to December 15, 2021.

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