Abuga Pele released from jail after President Akufo-Addo’s pardon

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has allowed an official exculpation to former National Coordinator of the dead Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA), Mr Abuga Pele on wellbeing grounds.

He was serving a six-year prison term for making monetary misfortune the state.

Notwithstanding, he was conceded to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, in the past Ridge Hospital, for some wellbeing challenges and was in a basic condition at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the clinic after he was taken there from the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison.

Mr Pele, a previous Member of Parliament for Chiana/Paga in the Upper East Region and a financial specialist, Mr Philip Akpeena Assibit, were condemned to an aggregate of 18 years in jail on February 23, 2018 for their contribution in the GH¢4.1 million GYEEDA outrage.

The two were put under the steady gaze of court in 2014.

The court inferred that Mr Pele went into an unlawful concurrence with Mr Assibit, influencing the state to make installments when no work had been finished.

He served around three years at the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison, from where he was hurried to the emergency clinic on wellbeing grounds last week.

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