Legal counsel for embattled former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Eduzi Tamakloe has said his client is innocent of the charges against him.
According to him, most of the 27 charges happened before Dr. Stephen Opuni was appointed CEO of the state entity.
Dr Opuni who was appointed under the erstwhile NDC administration and businessman, Seidu Agongo, are on trial for causing financial loss to the state.
The legal practitioner cited how the Cocoa Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD after field tour across the country reported that the fertilizer led to massive increase of cocoa yields to buttress his point.
Lawyer Tamakloe could not fathom why the supposed substandard fertilizers were distributed to farms.
“To build up a reputation is difficult but to destroy a person is very easy. Dr. Opuni is a renowned of repute and God will vindicate him” he added