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Cecilia Dapaah case: Investigative agencies colluded to prematurely end probe – NDC

Edudzie Tamakloe

The National Democratic Congress () is accusing the institutions that probed the scandal involving former Sanitation Minister of colluding to conclude the money laundering allegations against her prematurely.

, the flagbearer of the NDC, announced plans to reopen the investigation following the 's advice against the Economic and Organized Crime Office conducting money laundering inquiries into the former minister.

Speaking to , Edudzie Tamakloe, the head of Legal Affairs for the NDC, remarked that the AG's recommendation raises further questions.

“Whatever it is that the president has said, it appears the various law enforcement agencies have all worked together to reach this particular conclusion. And that is what it is. And so it is not surprising to many of us that the Attorney General's office will come out with this, knowing has not provided the good people of this country any form of whatever the response the FBI has given, relative to the huge findings identified in the course of the investigation.”

Meanwhile, Wilberforce Isaac Mensah, the spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General, states that the case can be revisited by any interested party.

“What the Office of the Attorney General has done is not to close any door for investigation. We have not closed any doors for investigation. The Attorney General has indicated already that the police are investigating the matter. And most of the documents that the relied on for its investigation were obtained from the .”

“So how has the Attorney General, by this letter or the Office of the Attorney General, closed investigations? That certainly cannot be what the letter wants to suggest. If investigations are opened and there is a need to prosecute, we will do that, but as it stands now, no crime has been established.”

  • Reporting by Abigail Arthur

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