Special Prosecutor Investigates Adu-Boahen Scandal

by Isaac Mintah
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Office of the Special Prosecutor has confirmed in a statement the kick-off of an investigation into the alleged scandal of Charles Adu-Boahen, former Minister of State at the Finance Ministry as captured in the Anas Arimiyaw expose.

The move follows a letter from the Presidency to the Special Prosecutor to look into allegations of corruption leveled against Mr Charles Adu Boahen as contained in the undercover piece conducted by Tiger Eye PI and ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled ‘Galamsey Economy”

In the press release on November 15, 2022 which was issued by the OSP, it commenced investigation into the action of Charles Adu Boahen and any other person implicated in the documentary.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo referred the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance to the Office of the Special Prosecutor over an investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas involving the minister.

It was prior to an exposé by journalist Anas Ameyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI which puts the Minister of State as a corrupt person after being said to have demanded a scheduled meeting for undercover agents to meet Vice President Bawumia unknown to him.

Charles Adu Boahen’s appointment was revoked by the President following the excerpts of the documentary which was made public by Anas.

He was captured to have said one needed just USD200,000 as an appearance fee and some positions by an investor for his siblings to get his backing and influence in establishing a business in Ghana.

Before the public viewing of the said documentary, Anas posted on his
Facebook timeline stating that when his Tiger Eye Pl team met with the Minister of State in charge of Finance in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, he stated, for the Vice President to avail
himself to the undercover investigators who posed as investors, he will need an appearance fee of only USD 200,000 and also support their investment.

In a statement from the Jubilee House, signed by Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin; “after being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, “Galamsey Economy”, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment.”

The statement added the President has since referred the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further findings.

He applauded him for his strong services to the government since his appointment in 2017 and wished him well in his future endeavours.

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