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Group petitions Special Prosecutor over Aduomi bribery comments, demands thorough investigation 

 

Following the bribery statement made by the former Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi on national television a week ago, a group, Ghana Watch Alliance has petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate the matter.

 

According to the Ghana Watch Alliance(GWA), a Watch Alliance(GWA), the announcement made by the former lawmaker is a clear case of corruption and must be investigated.

 

Portions of the petition sighted reads:

 

“We believe that for a former minister of state to publicly sit on national television to voice out his personal bribery payments in the past with such high esteem cannot be overlooked in our quest to fight corruption in this country.”

 

In November 2021, the Special Prosecutor invited the Juaben Municipal Chief Executive nominee, Alex Sarfo- Kantanka, for questioning over corruption and corruption related offenses after he publicly demanded a refund of monies paid as bribe to some assembly members to entice them to endorse his candidature. 

 

The OSP has however called on members of the public who have knowledge of the commission of corruption or corruption-related offences to lodge complaints with the OSP against any official in that regard, a statement issued on January 25, said.

 

Background:

Ghana has been ranked 73rd out 180 countries in the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released January 25, 2022 by Transparency International (TI) with a score of 43 out of a total of 100.

 

This CPI score indicates that Ghana failed to make progress in the fight against corruption in the year 2021 as the score of 43 is the same as the country’s 2020 score, Transparency International has said.

 

 

Evans Osei-Bonsu

Evans is a radio producer @PureFM (95.7MHz) under the Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN Ghana), writer, student of Law and Politics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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