The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has said in a press release signed by the Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng on Tuesday, November 15 that, it has started a probe into the alleged corruption by the fired Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen.
“The Office of the Special Prosecutor has promptly commenced investigations into the action of Mr Charles Adu Boahen and any other implicated persons contained in the investigative exposé, ”Galamsey Economy’.” the statement said
President Akufo-Addo has fired Mr Adu Boahen.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has terminated the appointment of the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Mr Charles Adu Boahen, with immediate effect.
“After being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, ‘Galamsey Economy’, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment, and also to refer the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.
“The President thanked Mr. Adu Boahen for his strong services to his government since his appointment in 2017, and wished him well in his future endeavours,” a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said on Monday, November 14.
A Government Communicator Kofi Tontoh also said the principle of natural justice will take the shelf of the investigation thoroughly when Adu Boahen will sit before the OSP to answer allegations of corruption levelled against him.
Mr Tontoh stressed that investigations by the OSP will determine the surest action to be taken against Mr Adu Boahen
Reacting to the matter, Mr Tontoh said on the Big Issue on TV3 with Berla Mundi on Tuesday, November 15.“This is a decisive decision by the President.”
“It is an attempt to show that the President doesn’t condone corruption but let us allow Adu Boahen to have his day and once all the facts come out if any further action is needed it will be taken,”he added
By Lawrence Odoom