The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) says despite former Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, trading in influence, it is not an actual crime activity to be investigated by it.
This, according to the OSP is because the Office is mandated to investigate corruption and corruption-related offenses.
In the OSP’s investigative findings issued today (Oct 30, 2023), the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, said those alleged crimes can be handled by the Attorney-General.
He also announced the closure of the investigation into the allegations made against the former government appointee.
“On that reckoning, the Special Prosecutor directs the closure, at this time, of the investigation in respect of allegations of corruption and corruption-related offenses involving Charles Adu Boahen contained in the investigative documentary titled Galamsey Economy published by Tiger Eye P.I. The investigation may be re-opened should the circumstances and further facts so dictate.”
This comes months after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo requested the OSP investigate the allegations against Mr. Adu Boahen contained in an investigative documentary titled ‘Galamsey Economy’ by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to Tiger Eye PI investigations, Mr. Boahen told undercover journalists that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia could be paid $200,000 as an appearance fee for investors.
He was subsequently dismissed by the President, and the matter was referred to the OSP for investigation.
In a statement on November 16, 2022, the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, said his office has promptly commenced an investigation into the actions of Mr. Adu Boahen and will release a report based on its findings.