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Martin Kpebu, Domelevo, Prof. Gyampo, others petition Parliament to probe EOCO over Cecilia Dapaah saga

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A group of prominent Ghanaians, including former Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has petitioned Parliament to conduct a bipartisan probe into the conduct of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) regarding the investigation of the large sum of money found at the residence of former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah.

The group, which also includes outspoken anti-graft campaigner Martin Kpebu, security analyst Dr. Adam Bona, academic Professor Ransford Gyampo, and over 100 other Ghanaians from various sectors, argues in their petition that EOCO had sufficient grounds to investigate the former Minister for money laundering.

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They contend that she has been inconsistent and unable to provide a credible source for the large amount of money seized at her residence by the Special Prosecutor.

“The failure to explain the source of the money should have been the cornerstone of the investigation,” the petition which was submitted to Parliament on Thursday, May 16, 2024, noted among others.

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The group also raised concerns about what they described as EOCO’s deliberate refusal to take steps to protect the money seized from the residence of the former minister by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

“Upon receipt of the docket, EOCO did not act timeously to seize the money that the OSP was returning to Madam Cecilia Dapaah as publicly stated by the OSP”.

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The petition also highlighted EOCO’s inconsistency in their public commentary and actions during the investigation. This development comes amid the standoff between state anti-corruption agencies investigating the former Minister over the stash of money.

The OSP has stated on record that EOCO lacks the willingness to probe the matter, despite the detailed information shared with them.

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