Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has stated unequivocally that five persons under the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration will soon face criminal and civil prosecution for their alleged involvement in shady deals.
Speaking on “National Agenda” programme on Net 2 Television yesterday, the Assin Central lawmaker specifically mentioned former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni as one of those to be prosecuted.
He hinted that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in collaboration with state Prosecutors have finalized work on their dockets and will soon head to court in the second hurdle of the legal battle.
Some members of the past administration have been accused of engaging in some underhand dealings that led to colossal financial loss to the state and must answer for their actions and inactions.
“I am aware the CID have concluded their investigations and are ready with dockets that will be forwarded to the court for the prosecution to begin. I know for a fact that Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni is one of the five past officials”, he hinted.
Though he will not reveal the identities of the rest, he indicated that they cannot escape the long arm of the law for using their former offices to cause debts for the country in the pursuit of parochial interests.
“I can state categorically that some documents for the prosecution of some corrupts NDC officials are ready. I know of Opuni’s own and some five others. I know all these documents are ready and are in the custody of the CID and I can assure you that they will not go scot-free”, he said.
According to him, there is nowhere the former CEO of COCOBOD can escape jail taking into account the kind of deals he “is alleged to have done while in office”.
Story: Kofi Owusu Tawiah