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General News of Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Twum-Boafo arrested over ‘stinky’ audit report

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) yesterday picked up Kwadwo Twum-Boafo, immediate-past Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board under the erstwhile Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, for questioning.

A source told DAILY GUIDE that Mr Twum-Boafo went to the head office of the EOCO in Accra at about 10 am and was subjected to questioning until about 5pm before being released on bail; but his passport was reportedly seized by the anti-graft body.

He was said to have ‘honoured’ the EOCO invitation in the company of his lawyer, and he was asked to write a statement, which he did.

It is unclear what sent him there, but a source said it had to do with forensic audit report on the Free Zones Board; and the EOCO has been brought in to investigate those who might be culpable for any wrongdoing.

The audit report, which has been described as ‘stinky,’ is said to have captured the rot under Twum-Boafo – a very loquacious NDC hatchet man.

DAILY GUIDE understands that auditing of state institutions is ongoing and the EOCO is playing a lead role in the effort.

Mr. Twum-Boafo, who is noted for the use of intemperate language, especially on radio, was first appointed to the Free Zones Board in an acting capacity by the late President John Evans Atta Mills and was later given full endorsement by former President John Dramani Mahama on April 11, 2013.