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Former member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Stephen Atubiga has described the incarceration of the former Member of Parliament for China Paga constituency as one of the most wicked scapegoats betrayal of the NDC.
The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP was sentenced to six-year imprisonment by an Accra High Court in 2018 for causing financial loss to the state while National Coordinator of the defunct Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).
He was said to have acted in a manner that resulted in the loss of GH¢4.1 million by the government after businessman Phillip Akpeena Assibit had made false claims that he had secured a $65-million World Bank funding for the creation of one million jobs for the youth.
Abuga Pele was found guilty on two counts of abetment of fraud and five counts of willfully causing financial loss to the state.
He received six years for abetment of fraud and four years for willfully causing financial loss to the state, both to be served concurrently.