The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), has suspended its Eastern Regional Director, Fred Dzeny, for calling out the government over its handling of corruption.
In an interview with Accra-based Starr FM, Mr. Dzeny said the government must be ready to prosecute its own corrupt members before thinking about prosecuting others.
He said many anti-corruption institutions in the country are struggling to deliver because they are under-resourced to fight corruption.
“The ruling government should be ready first and foremost to prosecute their own when the slightest incident of corruption is raised against the ruling government then they can also get the guts to prosecute the opposition,” the Eastern regional boss of EOCO said.
“When you look at the corruption cases in Ghana, it is not just politicians who are corrupt, the public servants, civil servants they are all corrupt. When you look at it, it is the Chief Directors who prepare contract documents and other things so if we are blaming the Politicians, it is not right, it is the public servants generally.”
However, his statements seem to have landed him in trouble, with EOCO suspending him to that effect.
A statement from EOCO said Mr. Dzeny’s comments were “against the ethical and professional standards of the Office”.
“EOCO as an institution dissociates itself from the said publication. The statement made by the Eastern Regional Director, Fred Dzeny is an expression of his personal view and has nothing to do with the Office.”
It added: “He has therefore been suspended and the matter referred to the appropriate unit for investigation.”
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