Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of collapsed Capital Bank, Willian Ato Essien, has commenced negotiations with the Attorney General to drop some charges against him in an ongoing a trial in Accra.
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This was made known by his lawyers who disclosed that Mr. Essien has dished out about GHS1.4m and given out 19 newly cleared cars to the state in this bid.
This new position from Mr. Essien is smack in the face of many Ghanaians who were made to believe that he played no role in the collapse.
In September 2019, the embattled ex CEO, in an interview with Paul Adom Otchere impressed on Ghanaians that he was innocent.
In responding to a question about whether or not he misappropriated funds of the bank 🏦, Mr. Essien exclaimed “I never chopped a dime, Paul!”
Mr. Ato Essien is facing trial, with three former executives of the defunct bank; Fitzgerald Odonkor, Kate Quartey-Papafio and Tetteh Nettey for 26 charges levelled them.