Legal Practitioner, Tsatsu Tskikata has said the judge behind his sentence in2008, Justice Henrietta Abban was only used as a tool against him.
The former Chief Executive Officer was found guilty on three counts of willfully causing financial loss of GH¢230,000 to the state and another count of misapplying public funds. He was convicted on June 18, 2008, and by Justice Henrietta Abban.
He later appealed the case at the Court of Appeal and was accordingly acquitted and discharged.
The Court of Appeal upheld that he was denied a fair trial when the High Court gave a judgment in spite of an appeal.
Speaking as a guest on TV3’s Hot Issue, Lawyer Tsikata noted that his trial was politically motivated and that he did nothing wrong.
According to him, his sentence was politically motivated by Former President John Agyekum Kufour.
“It was a politically driven agenda and [Justice Henrietta Abban] was, unfortunately, a tool for that political agenda.”
Explaining why he rejected the presidential pardon, he said: “As I wrote in the letter to President Kufuor, my quest was for justice, it was not for his mercy.
“I was not going to allow his pardon to get in the way of my seeking justice.
“There has been a miscarriage of justice when justice is sought to be done in the name of the president, it leads to a desecration.”