Former Auditor General, Domelevo, Kpebu, 100 others petition Parliament to probe EOCO’s conduct on Cecilia Dapaah’s case

Some very influential Ghanaians including former Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo, University don, Professor Ransford Gyampo, outspoken anti-graft campaigner and legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, Security analyst Dr Adam Bona and over 100 others have petitioned Parliament to institute a bi-partisan probe into the conduct of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, (EOCO) in the investigation regarding the stash of money found in the residence of former Sanitation Minister, Madam Cecilia Dapaah.

According to the petition, EOCO has been inconsistent with their public commentary and actions in the investigation.

It also raised concerns about what the group describes as the deliberate refusal by EOCO to take steps to protect the money that had been seized from the residence of the former minister by the OSP.

It insists the former Sanitation Minister cannot be left off the hook for money laundering, especially because she has been inconsistent and unable to provide the source of the huge amount of money seized at her residence by the Special Prosecutor.

“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.

“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 group added.

The move follows the recent standoff between the Executive Director of EOCO, Maame Yaa Tiwi Addo-Danquah and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame on one side and the Office of the Special Prosecutor over the handling of the Cecelia Dapaah case.

The OSP’s office has bluntly spoken out against EOCO, accusing it of lacking the appetite to investigate the former Sanitation Minister for Money laundering but EOCO denies insisting it declined OSP’s request on the orders of the Attorney General’s Department.

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