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General News Thu, 5 Sep 2019

$15m EO Group Cash: Docket missing, unit dissolved, investigator dead

The controversy surrounding the missing $15m EO Group Cash is getting interesting by the day as latest information available to MyNewsGh.com reveals that aside from the missing docket, the unit that was charged to look into the matter was dissolved and the investigator dead.

Close sources at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) reveal to MyNewsGh.com that the docket cannot be traced as the former Director-General under whose tenure the high profile case was under investigation failed to leave traces of where it may have gone to his successors.

Our checks revealed that the Vetting Crime Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Ghana Police Service under one ACP Dennis Abade Akobdem as the head was in charge of the investigations as far back as 2014.

A police sergeant now decease (name withheld) was said to have been detailed for the investigations but after the takeover of the current administration and the dissolution of the unit in 2014, the docket cannot be traced raising suspicion of a possible cover-up.

Special Prosecutor had written to the Director-General of the Criminal investigations Department, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah requesting for the docket of the case probing the alleged misappropriation of $15 million in an oil deal.

He is faulting the CID Boss over what he claims is ‘scandalous’ non-cooperation in $15m case adding “Your last terse letter under reference in which you failed or refused to produce the original of the police as docket in the case reminds this office of the challenges that faced the Hong Kong Anti-Corruption agency at its inception with the police of that country.”

But MyNewsGh.com sources at the CID reveal that there are no traces of the docket involving Former President John Dramani Mahama or its duplicates as its movements were not recorded by the CID Boss at the time.

The case has to do with the alleged diversion of $15 million reportedly paid to the Government of Ghana as part of corporate social responsibility for the development of the West Cape Three Points Area in the Western Region.

As a condition for then-President John Atta Mills giving executive consent to permit the E.O. Group to assign $300 million worth of shares to Tullow, the E.O. Group agreed to pay the money.

But Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu insists investigations are necessarily aimed at ensuring “the executive consent and consent granted for the transfer of the E.O. Group shares is paid not into private pockets but into the public purse for the benefit of the people of the West Cape Three Points Area in the Western Region.”

Source: Mynewsgh.com
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