The Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) has published a list of corruption cases it has investigated and prosecuted so far for the second half of 2019.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor is required by section 3 (3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) as part of its functions to”on a half yearly basis, publish the following information in at least two daily newspapers of national circulation and on the website of the Office:
(a) the list of corruption cases investigated and prosecuted by the Office; and (b) the number of acquittals, convictions and cases pending in respect of the cases prosecuted under (a) and the value of proceeds recovered if any.”
No single individual has either been convicted or acquitted in the two cases being handled by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
The two corruption cases investigated and the accused charged for court include:
1. The Republic v (1) Mahama Ayariga (2) Kenerick Akwasi Marfo – (investigated jointly with EOCO)
(2) The Republic v (1) Hajia Hawa Ninchema (2) Sumaila Ewuntomah Abudu (3) Alex Avade (4) Alhaji Abdul-Mumuni Jesewunde (5) Mary-Stella Adapesa (6) Mumuni Yakubu Nambe (7) Mahama Ayariga
The list of corruption cases of accused persons arraigned and being prosecuted by the OSP are;
(1) The Republic v Mahama Ayariga (2) Kenerick Akwasi Marfo
(2) The Republic v (1) Hajia Hawa Ninchema (2) Sumaila Ewuntomah Abudu (3) Alex Avade (4) Alhaji Abdul-Mumuni Jesewunde (5) Mary-Stella Adapesa (6) Mumuni Yakubu Nambe (7) Mahama Ayariga.
Meanwhile, progress has stalled in the corruption cases because of the stay of proceedings in the various cases, the OSP report explained.
This is pending the final determination by the Supreme Court in the case involving former Deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine challenging the eligibility and the appointment of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.