Attorney General is bluffing-NPP officials
Audrey Micah, Ghanadot
Accra, July 15, Ghanadot - Mr.
Kwesi Prempeh, ex-deputy Attorney General in the previous
New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has called government’s
bluff over threats of prosecutions of ex-officials.
Speaking on Joy FM, the deputy Attorney General said he is
not frightened by her threats, and rather admonished the
minister to act professional in her dealings with public
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Betty Mould
Iddrissu, in a press briefing yesterday said government has
uncovered 46 cases of financial malfeasance and corrupt
practices by the previous administration.
“In implementing the transitional report, there were some 46
irregular activities that we ascertained within the
According to her, there were suspicious and unusual releases
of payments from government’s main account between December
24, 2008 to 6th January 2009, to pay contractors.
The minister accused the previous government of failing to
recover over GH¢ 1 billion in loans granted to government
institutions, Ministries Departments and Agencies and said
the SFO has been charged to investigate if losses had been
incurred and to prosecute all defaulters.
According to her, lots of the cases have been forwarded to
the Serious Fraud Office, the Criminal Investigative
Department and the Bureau of National Investigations, but
hinted prosecutions of those cases would soon begin.
“One docket is about to be ready and the police is about to
hand it over to me and that will be prosecuted when I also
give it to the director of public prosecution.”
But Mr. Prempeh said he is amused the attorney General is
talking about dockets being ready for prosecutions when
nobody in the previous administration, as far as he knows
has been charged with any crime.
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Accra, July 15, Ghanadot - Mr. Kwesi Prempeh,
ex-deputy Attorney General in the previous New Patriotic
Party (NPP) government has called government’s bluff over
threats of prosecutions of ex-officials.....More