November 3, 2011

A Sunyani High Court has cleared the Member of Parliament for Asunafo North, Robert Sarfo-Mensah, of any wrong doing in a theft case brought against him by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Mohammed Kwaku Doku.

The court presided over by Justice Frank Poku last Wednesday ruled that the MP has no case to answer after it upheld an appeal on the submission of ‘no case’ filed by his counsel, Ansah Ankamah Eric against an earlier ruling by a Goaso Circuit Court.

The MP was charged at the Goaso Circuit Court on two counts of stealing 300 street lights and 600 bolts and nuts valued at GHS 117,330.00 and causing financial loss to the state.

At the end of the prosecution case, the circuit court jidge ruled that the MP had a case to answer and ordered him to open his defence.

The MP subsequently appealed against the ruling at the High CVourt in Sunyani which upheld his appeal saying he had no questions to answer since evidence of the prosecution witnesses were contradictory and unreliable.

He was subsequently acquitted and discharged on all counts of stealing and causing financial loss to the state.

Mr Sarfo Mensah was dragged to the court by his own DCE, Mohammed Doku, who accused him of stealing the light bulbs he personally lobbied for some communities in the constituency.