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Amidu declines request to probe missing excavators

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has declined official request to probe the missing excavators scandal.

Following the media expose on the scandal, the Executive Director of Alliance for social equity and Public Accountability, Mr Mensah Thompson petitioned the OSP to investigate the alleged thievery and related corruption offences in connection with the missing excavators.

But in a reply to Mr Mensah, the Special Persecutor, Mr Martin Amidu said, the issues raised in the petition do not merit an investigation by the OSP.

“A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led the office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (ACT 959) to warrant any investigation by this office,” Mr Amidu said.

However, the OSP noted that the facts and matters disclosed in the petition may aid the Police Service that is already investigating the scandal.

The OSP, therefore, referred the petition to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for appropriate actions on the scandal.

“This office, is by a copy of this letter, forwarding a photocopy of your letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service for consideration and possible action,” Mr Amidu stated.

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