Cecilia Dapaah saga: Domelevo, Gyampo, 100 others petition Parliament to probe EOCO

A group of Ghanaians, including former Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo, have submitted a petition to Parliament requesting a bipartisan investigation into the Economic and Organised Crime Office’s (EOCO) handling of the investigation regarding the large sum of money found at the residence of former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah.

The petition, which has over 100 signatories from various backgrounds, including anti corruption crusader Martin Kpebu, and Professor Ransford Gyampo, raises concerns about the consistency of the former Minister’s explanations regarding the source of the seized funds.

“The failure to explain the source of the money should have been the cornerstone of the investigation,” the petition which was submitted to Parliament on Thursday, May 16, 2024, noted among others.

The group argue that EOCO should have investigated Madam Dapaah further, but it is important to note that no charges or convictions have been made.\

They further wondered EOCO refused to take steps to protect the money which had been seized from the residence of the former minister by the OSP.

“Upon receipt of the docket, EOCO did not act timeously to seize the money that the OSP was returning to Madam Cecilia Dapaah as publicly stated by the OSP”.

The petition also said EOCO has been inconsistent with their public commentary and actions in the investigation.

The development comes in the wake of the standoff between the state anti-corruption agencies investigating the former Minister over the stash of money.

The OSP is on record to have stated that EOCO lacks the appetite to probe the matter despite the detailed information it shared with them.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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