Interesting details have started emerging, barely four days after potential presidential and parliamentary candidates of the various political as well as independent candidates set the office of the Electoral Commission bubbling, in their attempt to serve the people, about how some who race to the Commission went there oblivious of the baggage trailing them.
One such persons is the defeated parliamentary aspirant of the Afram Plains South Constituency, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), Eric Osei Owusu, who, smarting under the mysterious withdrawal of the candidature of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) and the winner of the primary in the area, Joseph Appiah Boateng, raced to the office of the commission to file his nomination forms without purging himself off a power theft case hanging around his neck.
Somewhere August 2007, Eric Osei-Owusu, then Proprietor of the Coliseum Nightclub, near the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange was arrested for illegal connection of electricity.
Under the headline: “Nightclub Owner Held Over Illegal Connection”, the State-run Daily Graphic reported in its 20 August edition, that “Eric is also alleged to have been “supplying the illegal power to two churches which have been housed by the Coliseum for between 400,000 cedis and 500,000 cedis monthly” for a year.
The story continued that “Briefing journalists in Accra on Monday, the Head of the Fraud Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department at the Police Headquarters, Chief Superintendent Abdulai Mohammed said the police on acting upon a tip off carried out an operation at the premises of the nightclub”.
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