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Editorial News of Tuesday, 15 March 2022


CHRAJ, Special Prosecutor to invite Ken Agyapong for ‘evidence’ of Chief of Staff’s GH¢120k to Adwoa Safo

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong

The Office of Special Prosecutor and the Office of its counterpart The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) have resolved to separately invite Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong to help in “investigations”.

This is after the two state agencies received separate petitions to probe the Chief Staff over allegations she doled out GH¢ 120,000 to MP for Dome Kwabenya Adwoa Safo to induce her to come to parliament and vote for the government’s 2022 Budget.

The decision to invite the NPP MP for Assin Central for evidence is because his utterances were the basis for the petition.

“It will not be right for us to invite the Chief of Staff for questioning over the matter. What is her crime as of now? Is there any evidence against her? So far none. It is the word of an MP and because we are tasked to investigate all such instances of suspected corruption in the use of public funds, we would look into it but the Chief of Staff is not the first person to deal with. She is not.” A source intimated to

Asked whether Kennedy Agyapong has already been invited, the source said there is a process to follow to serve or invite an MP and that is being done.

“He was the recipient of the alleged GH¢120,000 from the Chief of Staff, Frema [Osei-Opare] and deposited the same into the bank account of Adwoa Safo, [Dome-Kwabenya MP] so there may be a paper trail if true… That’s what we will be looking at”.

Earlier, a group going by the name Crusaders Against Corruption petitioned the Special Prosecutor to investigate The Office of the Chief of Staff, the source of the funding and to determine if there has been any misappropriation of state money by the office of the Chief of Staff or any other public officials.

The group in its petition alleged that a private jet was hired to carry Mr. Agyapong and two other MPs from the United States (US) to the country to pass the electronic transaction tax (e-levy) and are asking the Special Prosecutor to delve into where the money that was used to pay for the private jet came from. The group wants the Special Prosecutor to act quickly on its petition.

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