The former Deputy Minister for Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson and two others have been dragged to court for allegedly causing financial loss to the state to the tune of €2.37 million.

The charges against Ato Forson together with Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, and Richard Jakpa, a businessman was filed on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

The three are facing five counts charges of causing financial loss to the state, abetment to wilfully cause financial loss to the state, contravention of the Public Procurement Act and intentional misapplying public property.

The charges are in connection with a deal to purchase some 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016.