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General News of Tuesday, 16 January 2018


EOCO report cannot indict me – EC deputy Chair

Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission (EC), Georgina Opoku Amakwah maintains she is innocent of all allegations leveled against her.

According to her, she has done nothing untoward to warrant such humiliation from state institutions.

Mrs. Opoku Amankwah had been on a six-month interdiction at the request of Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for investigations into her alleged involvement in financial impropriety.

She and two other colleagues, the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei and Deputy in charge of Operations Amadu Sulley are all subjects of investigation by a committee instituted by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.

Madam Opoku Amankwah was asked to proceed on leave but he return to office in violation of an order by EOCO Monday generated some controversy.

The Executive Director of EOCO, KK Amoah led five heavily armed police officers with two armoured vehicles into the premises to forcibly remove the Deputy Chair, who had reported to work.

But, she insisted on her right and locked the officers out for hours maintaining that EOCO has no such powers over her except the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

It took the intervention of her lawyer to get her to agree to leave the office and gave EOCO two weeks to finish the report.

On Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, the deputy EC Chairperson said she will be vindicated by the EOCO report.

She revealed how the EOCO boss is still looking for evidence to implicate her after embarking on an exercise in futility to find her guilty.

“When he [KK Amoah] finished his investigations and did not get anything against Georgina Opoku Amankwah, he was still searching seeking to get something against me” she opined.

Madam Opoku Amankwah maintained that “there is more to the issue and at the right time I will come out with the evidence”.

She however assured she will not take any legal action against the state or individuals when she is finally vindicated.