The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding the arrest and prosecution of Yaw Osafo Maafo, the Senior Minister over an alleged $1 million deal with UK firm, Kroll Associates.
The Auditor-General indicted the Ministry of Finance and the Senior Minister accusing them of contracting Kroll Associates in 2017 to recover assets from identified wrongdoers; investigate allegations of wrongdoing among others, paid the company an amount of US$1 million yet there was no evidence of work done.
Speaking at a press conference addressed by the General Secretary of the NDC, John Asiedu Nketiah stated that the current controversy surrounding the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo and the EOCO, are attempts by the government to have him removed from office to prevent scrutiny of the deal.
Mr Nketiah stressed that, President Akufo-Addo must demonstrate that no one is above the laws of Ghana including the senior minister, Osafo Maafo as he calls for his arrest and prosecute rather than chasing the Mr Domelevo.
“Rather than hounding Mr. Domelevo, we are by this press conference calling on President Akufo Addo to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Yaw Osafo Maafo for the breaches of the Public Procurement Act. We demand an immediate cessation of the hostile victimization of Mr. Domelevo by the Akufo-Addo government.
The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) is trying to investigate alleged procurement breaches in the Ghana Audit Service during the purchase of buses by the service in 2018.
But Mr. Domelevo has argued that EOCO no longer had jurisdiction to investigate corruption-related offices following the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.