Former Surrey planner Akonyu Akolo leaves Surrey Provincial Court on Monday.

Former Surrey planner back in court Thursday

Akonyu Akolo will be back in Surrey Provincial Court later this week to face charges related to missing city funds.

  • Dec. 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.

A former planner with the City of Surrey will be back in court again on Thursday (Dec. 20).

On April 15, 2010, Akonyu Geoffrey Akolo became the subject of a police investigation after it was discovered money had gone missing from city hall.

Police initially said Akolo was charged this year with breach of trust by a public officer, corrupt municipal official, secret commissions and fraudulent concealment.

Akolo, a 47-year-old Ugandan with a masters degree in planning from UBC, was in charge of area planning and development for South Surrey.

Akolo appeared briefly in court on Monday where he sat with his arms crossed and looked relaxed. He was expected to be back in court Thursday.

The details of Monday’s hearing is subject to a publication ban.

Akolo is also being sued by the city over the missing funds.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

He asserts his innocence in the statement of defence in that civil suit.

“I did not take any bribes from any body (sic) nor exploit my authority or conceal any information from my superiors,” Akolo writes. “We purchased our home at 11785 Chateau Wynd, Delta, B.C. in November, 2007 with my savings mainly from 17 years employment with the City of Surrey.”

The trial is scheduled for four days.

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