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List of alleged corruption cases Special Prosecutor is probing

The cases that have so far captured the Office of the Special Prosecutor  (OSP) attention have been made available to the public.

This is a section of the Office’s semi-annual report, which was released on August 1, 2022.

The OSP described its initiatives, programs, and actions in the statement to reduce corruption-related crimes across the nation.

Since the organization’s founding, a variety of situations were covered by the list of ongoing investigations.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is required by the Act 959) that governs it to publish a list of the corruption cases it has looked into and tried, as well as the number of convictions, acquittals, and outstanding cases, as well as the amount of any collected money, every six months.

Here is a list of them, taken from its most recent report:

Airbus SE

A probe into alleged bribery by Airbus SE, a multinational European aerospace company, in connection with the sale and acquisition of military aircraft for the Republic is still underway. Under the mutual legal aid system, the Office collaborates with INTERPOL, the government centers of the United Kingdom and the United States.

Banking and Financial Sector Crisis

The Special Prosecutor said on January 25, 2022, that an investigation into the banking and financial crisis, which led to the failure of some banks and financial institutions as well as reforms to clean up and recapitalize the industry, had begun.

The inquiry focuses on alleged corruption and offenses connected to corruption committed by some Bank of Ghana employees, banks, specialized deposit-taking organizations, and financial holding corporations.

Recruitment to Cadet Officers Training at the Ghana Police Academy

The Special Prosecutor declared on March 17, 2022, that an investigation into alleged corruption and crimes related to corruption in connection with the Ghana Police Academy’s Course 51 Cadet Officers Training recruitment process will begin.

The investigations focus on particular instances of alleged corruption and corruption-related offenses such as the use of office for personal gain, abuse of position and authority, favoritism, victimization, and nepotism.

Estate of Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie alias Sir John

The Special Prosecutor declared on May 26, 2022, that an inquiry into the alleged improper acquisition of state-protected land at the Sakumono Ramsar site and the Achimota Forest enclave by the late former Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission had begun.

The Special Prosecutor ordered the estate of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, alias Sir John, to be frozen on May 30, 2022. (deceased). The Special Prosecutor submitted a request for confirmation of the freezing order to the High Court, Financial Division, Accra, on June 9, 2022.

The High Court rejected the application on July 12, 2022. The Special Prosecutor appealed the High Court’s ruling to the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in Accra on July 19, 2022.

Northern Development Authority

The Northern Development Authority awarded A&Qs Consortium a contract for consulting services under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) on June 30, 2022. The Office immediately began an investigation into possible corruption and crimes related to corruption, particularly with regard to the amount of the contract sum.

The Controller and Accountant General were instructed by the Special Prosecutor to immediately halt all payments resulting from the contract as of July 1, 2022.

Other Cases

Additionally, the Office is looking into 70 additional instances at various stages of investigation. If the Special Prosecutor decides that they are under the purview of the Office and should continue past the preliminary inquiry stage, they will be made public.

This policy aims to prevent unwarranted stigmatization while safeguarding individual privacy and the business activities of organizations and institutions.

source: Globernewsfeed.Us

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