NCA scandal: NCA official jailed for causing financial loss gets a presidential pardon
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in consultation with the Council of State has granted a presidential pardon to the former Deputy National Security Coordinator who was jailed under the presidency of John Mahama Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman .
This happened after a petition he received from the Chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area requested that Alhaji Osman be freed from prison custody on the grounds of good behavior and ill-health.
In a letter dated August 1, 2023, and signed by the Secretary to President Nana Bediatuo Asante, the President charged the Minister of the Interior to take the necessary steps to give effect to the presidential pardon immediately.
“…in consultation with the Council of State, the President has exercised the prerogative of mercy in favour of Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, and has granted him a pardon, in accordance with Article 72(1) (a) of the Constitution. Kindly take the necessary steps to give effect to the presidential pardon immediately.
By a copy of this letter, the Director General of the Prison Service is being notified formally of the President’s decision” the letter stressed.
Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, a son of the Kpembe Traditional Area, was sentenced to a five-year jail term in 2020 for wilfully causing financial loss to the state in what has become known as the National Communications Authority (NCA) scandal.