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Former KNUST SRC President and others accused of theft are cleared

Some former Student Representative Council executives were exonerated by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology‘s administration of charges of financial mismanagement.

Former KNUST speakers Andrew Koranteng and Michael Abuah were charged with misusing travel reimbursement monies to fly to South Africa for a leadership and academic meeting.

According to a letter from the Deputy Director of Student Affairs to the two dated July 19, 2022, asking them to repay the money, the former officers did not take the trip despite GHC 9,100 having been set aside for it.

“Investigations, witness accounts, and handwriting testimonies have established that you did not travel. This letter gives you the go-ahead to reimburse the money, it stated.

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Against this backdrop, they were asked to step aside from their duties after a Junior Member Disciplinary Committee was empaneled to probe into the issue.

Following series of investigations and based on evidences, the two have been found not guilty of the alleged misconduct.

A letter signed by the Registrar of KNUST stated that the University led by the Vice-Chancellor has exonerated them.

“Based on the investigations conducted and evidences elicited, the committee conclude you did not misappropriate the funds for your travel. The Vice-Chancellor, as the Chief Disciplinary Officer of the University, has considered the Committee’s report and accepted the recommendations of the committee for your exoneration,” the letter read.

In an interview with LuvNews, Michael Abuah, who is recovering from the event, explained the past year has been uneasy.

“It’s been a traumatic time for me. I was stigmatised. I had to be counseled most of the time. But as a leader, I don’t see any wrong when your people ask of accountability and probity. Not a bad thing though,” he said.

Others acquitted of the allegations include Vice President, Reginald Amo Yeboah and Financial Secretary, Derek Dadzie.

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