I will arrest Opuni for Akufo-Addo to imprison him – NDC communicator

Dr Stephen Opuni Former Chief Executive Officer for Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 Source: kasapafmonline.com

NDC Communications Officer for Asewase Constituency, Yakubu Tony Aidoo, has pledged to arrest former Chief Executive Officer for Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni, and hand him over to the law enforcement agencies if the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, declares him wanted.

He told a local radio station in Accra, Okay FM, Saturday, that he is aware of the alleged wrongful conduct of the former Cocobod Boss whilst in office and is ever ready to assist the President to bring to book if he so wishes.

“If Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will give me the chance to arrest Opuni, I swear, I will not hesitate in doing that. I physically fought with Opuni at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi two years ago. It was President Mahama who called and told me not to mind Opuni. He supervised the destruction of my car and I retaliated. I am happy God has punished him,” he noted.

Dr. Opuni, a top gun of the NDC was relieved of his post by the NPP administration on January 13, 2017, six days after the swearing-in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo reads: “In view of the urgency attached to this matter, please ensure that you hand over and cease to act as Chief Executive of Ghana COCOBOD not later than today 5pm on January 13, 2017.”

Some few days later, Dr. Opuni made the headlines after Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) invited him for questioning.

Reasons for his interrogation by the EOCO are sketchy.

While some believe that the former Cocobod CEO was being probed over the alleged role he played in union matters, others are of the view that that situation is far from the truth.

According to a report by The Chronicle, Dr. Opuni, is being investigated over the alleged transfer of huge sums of money by the management of the COCOBOD into a private account of one of the top security officials in the immediate past NDC government.

Similarly, the Cocobod management, headed by Dr. Opuni, allegedly abrogated a contact for the supply of solar lanterns for the cocoa growing areas.

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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