The Accra High Court has on Tuesday, 12 May, 2020 sentenced former board chair of the National Communications Authority, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, to six years in prison with hard labour.
The Two others are, William Mathew Tevie, former Director General of NCA and a former Deputy National Security Coordinator on the NCA Board, Alhaji Osman Mimina, were each given five years in prison with hard labour.
Justice of the Court of Appeal Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, who sat in as an additional High Court judge, found them guilty of causing financial loss to the state to the tune of $4 million.
One other accused, George Derek Oppong, a businessman whose company served as an agent for the purchase of the communication equipment which was in contention was however, acquitted and discharged.
The court held that the state could not provide enough evidence against the businessman and whatever illegality that went on during the deal were orchestrated by Baffoe-Bonnie, William Tevie and Osman.
The Court also ordered the Attorney General to seize the properties of the three convicted persons worth $3 million.