Prosecuting for Corruption: There are several dockets ready – Buabeng Asamoah

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The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, has revealed that officials of the NPP would soon have a busy day as prosecution dockets have been prepared on some of them.

According to him, the Attorney General has gathered hard-core evidence and would soon begin prosecuting officials who have been cited for various allegations of corruption in the two-year timeline of the current government.

Speaking on interviews monitored by Whatsup News on Wednesday, Mr. Asamoah noted that contrary to claims that the government has not taken concrete steps in fighting corruption, the Attorney General has prepared several dockets of alleged corrupt persons who will soon be prosecuted.

“In law, you don’t go in half-baked, particularly corruption. You need to have watertight evidence. My information is that there are several dockets ready to go. What I would love to see is the special prosecutor starting to take up some of these things because this is the vision,” Mr. Asamoah said.

In August 2017, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave the security agencies a directive to investigate any official within his administration who will be accused of corruption.

The directive was part of his promise to run an incorruptible government.
President Akufo-Addo also stated that persons who made allegations of corruption against his officials should also be prepared to give evidence when called upon.

The President in an unprecedented move appointed an independent Special Prosecutor in the person of the ‘Boogeyman’ Martin A.B.K  Amidu. It is unclear the specific role the Special Prosecutor Office played in this string of investigations and potential prosecutions that the NPP communications director has hinted on.

Source: Whatsup News

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