March 11, 2016


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 officials.

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 transition report.”

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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