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Special Prosecutor investigating over 120 suspected corruption cases

The Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) has said it is currently investigating over 120 cases.

Kissi Agyebeng, Special Prosecutor

In a half-year report pursuant to section 3(3) of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) mandates the Office to publish, on a half-yearly basis, cases it was investigating or prosecuting, the OSP said the cases include the alleged bribery by Airbus SE, a European multinational aerospace corporation, in respect of the sale and purchase of military aircraft for the Republic of Ghana.

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The other named high-profile cases include an investigation into the banking and financial sector crisis, and suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of the recruitment exercise of Course 51 of Cadet Officers Training at the Ghana Police Academy as well as cases involving former Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, whose case was referred for investigation by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following Tiger Eye PI's documentary titled Galamsey Economy.

The rest of the cases are investigations into the estate of the late Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, and investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of a contract awarded by the Northern Development Authority for consultancy services under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

The Special Prosecutor in a report said "The Office is also investigating one hundred and twenty (120) other cases at various levels of consideration. These would be publicized if the Special Prosecutor determines that they are within the mandate of the Office and that they should be moved past the preliminary investigation stage.

"This is a policy intended to protect the privacy of individuals and the business operations of institutions and companies, and to avoid unnecessary stigmatization."

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