The Special Prosecutor has revealed that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) report understated the accounts of the dismissed CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
“CHRAJ ought to be commended for its work and report. The only problem with the CHRAJ report is that for some reason it understates the amounts disclosed by the bank statements from the three banks accounts of Mr Adjei exhaustively reviewed by the Auditor General for this Office.”
In a press statement Monday, Martin Amidu said his investigations were delayed because his investigators handling the case were compromised.
“the resolution of the Adjenim Boateng Adjei case was taking too long to investigate because my seconded staff investigators appeared compromised. I, therefore, asked for an interim report to be submitted to the President on the referral on the Adjenim Boateng Adjei case.
“When the first draft report was submitted to me, I felt scandalised. I called a management meeting on August 10, 2020, with the investigators’ and pointed out how the incriminating evidence in their possession were inconsistent with their interim report.
“I suspended all on-going investigations in all cases except those affecting pending cases in Court. I tasked the investigators to tabulate within one week the total deposits Mr Adjei had made into his bank accounts. This is still outstanding to date.”
Mr. Adjei was suspended from office by President Akufo-Addo following an investigative documentary by Manasseh Azure Awuni, which revealed a company he co-owned, has been selling government contracts it won through single-source and restrictive tendering, to the highest bidder.
In suspending him, President Nana Akufo-Addo also directed the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate his appointee for conflict of interest and corruption.
Two weeks ago, CHRAJ came out with its report recommending that President Akufo-Addo sacks then suspended PPA boss and bar him from holding any public office for the next five years.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm