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The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has exonerated a former Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Education, Wenniba, (UEW) Prof. Mawutor Avoke of all ‘frivolous’ allegations leveled against him.
The EOCO report cited by ghananewsonline.com.gh indicates that none of the ten flippant allegations levelled against the former UEW VC was true.
We further gathered that some ‘invisible hands’ in the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government are behind the removal of Prof. Mawutor Avoke as VC for their choice, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Afro-Broni.
We also sourced that, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, allegedly supported the waggish allegations as he honored the replacement of the innocent Professor Avoke with Prof. Anthony Afro-Broni.
According to the EOCO report, Prof. Avoke has not abused any of the University laws/rules as the petitioners purported or want Ghanaians to believe, which was used to remove him.
The report also stated among many others that Prof. Avoke and Dr. Theophilus Akorlie, Head of Finance have not shrouded the payroll of the University in secrecy or bloated it as the petitioners claimed.
The EOCO enquiry report indicated that the VC, Prof. Avoke and the Head of Finance, Dr. Akorlie have not exceeded the travelling requirements policy of the UEW.
The EOCO report signed by K. K. Amoah also indicated that contracts awarded to successful Companies followed due process, according to the procurement rules.
Ahead of the EOCO Report, the Supreme Court has already quashed an ‘inhumane’ judgment against Prof. Mawutor Avoke by the Cape Coast High Court, and the ‘invisible and the political hands’ that led to the removal of Prof. Avoke.
In a media encounter in Accra, Professor Mawutor Avoke suspected that his removal and that of others from the University was due to the machination of the powers that be.
He opined that the process of his replacement went on without an iota of respect for the Supreme Court ruling and the EOCO report.
Source: Elikplim K. Awuyeh