Former COCOBOD CEO, Dr. Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo have pleaded not guilty to all 27 charges levelled against them.
Also, the representatives of Agricult Limited, the company owned by Seidu Agongo pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
The two were brought before Justice CJ Honyenuga, a Court of Appeal Judge sitting with additional responsibility as a High Court Judge, for wilfully causing financial loss to the state.
Seidu Agongo is accused of being a beneficiary of the supposed fraudulent fertiliser contract worth over GH¢43 million.
Support from NDC
Some key National Democratic Congress (NDC) executives and officials from the Mahama government where at the court in support of Dr. Opuni.
Meanwhile, the opposition NDC has described the trial as political witch-hunting.
The National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams described the prosecution of the former COCOBOD boss as an injustice.