Credible information from the grapevine indicates that the Ghana Police Service is on a nationwide manhunt for Dr. Kwabena Duffuor snr, founder of uniBank; Dr. Kwabena Duffuor jnr, former CEO of uniBank (GH) Ltd.; and Dr. Johnson Asiamah, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
The three persons, according to information from Police sources, are alleged to be on the run, after refusing to honour several invitations placed to them by the Police.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor snr, his son, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor jnr, and Dr. Johnson Asiamah are being sought to assist in ongoing investigations for their respective roles in the banking sector crises, for which Government has had to inject GH¢12.58 billion of public funds into nine banks, including uniBank, and microfinance institutions, following their malfunction.
The painstaking investigations carried out by the Attorney General’s office and the Police, over the last two years, have led, so far, to the charging of Mr. Ato Essien, former CEO of Capital Bank, and three others on 26 counts of stealing and misappropriating GH¢262 million; the arrest and charging of Prince Kofi Amoabeng, co-founder of UT Bank, for stealing GH¢51.3 million and money laundering; and the arrest of Mr. Michael Henaku, former Managing Director of Beige Bank.
A visit to the residence of each of the three persons reveals a significant presence of police officers, largely in plain clothing, waiting to undertake their arrest following their alleged refusal to co-operate with the police.
Officers of the Police Service are bewildered as to the refusal of the trio to make themselves available to assist in investigations, and their subsequent decision to go under the radar and go on the run.
Indeed, the Police, according to reliable information, is also willing to take statements from these three persons, should they be unwilling to come to the Police Headquarters.