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GOC suspends internal investigation into Australia visa scandal
The Ghana Olympic Committee has suspended internal investigation into the Australia visa scandal which rocked the country few months ago.
The decision to shelve the enquiry into the fiasco is borne out of an investigation into the tittle-tattle by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service which cleared former deputy sports minister Pius Enam Hadzide and NSA Boss Kwadwo Baah Agyeman of any wrongdoing.
Hadzide was suspended for his alleged role in the suspected Commonwealth Games visa racketeering scandal but was reinstated by President Nana Akufo Addo last month after he was exonerated following a report by the police.
However, in the midst of the storm, the Ghana Olympic Committee set-up a three-man committee chaired by Supreme Court Judge, Justice Amadu Tanko to undertake an internal audit into the activities of staff of the organisation despite the clearance by the criminal investigation department of the Ghana Police Service.
But Ghanaweb sources say the internal investigation has been put on hold pending the full report from the CID after the government cleared all officials of any wrongdoing.
It appears the GOC does not want to be in conflict with the government and the findings by the CID, thereby suspending sitting until further notice.
Some Ghanaians traveling into Australia during the Commonwealth games were flagged and subsequently deported from Australia after they were unable to produce concrete evidence to back their claim.