Suspended PPA boss was already under investigation - Special Prosecutor

Suspended PPA boss was already under investigation - Special Prosecutor

- Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has revealed that the suspended PPA CEO was already being investigated prior to the exposé

- According to him, Adjenim Boateng Adjei was referred by the Audit service to his office several months ago

- Amidu however dispelled the thought that the suspended PPA boss was referred to his office after the Manasseh exposé

Information reaching YEN.com.gh has indicated that the exposé by Manasseh Azure Awuni which indicted the suspended Public Procurement Authority CEO, Adjenim Boateng Adjei, had been under investigation for several months now.

According to a correspondence addressed to the Secretary to the President, the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu observed that the issue has been under investigations as part of a report submitted by the Auditor General several months ago.

In the letter to the Presidency, Amidu stated that he had called Mr. Azure to congratulate him on the work done but quickly noted that his office was also at the helm of affairs.

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“My office has independently gathered intelligence on this matter and has been provided with facts and materials from other sources, particularly from the Audit Service and the Registrar of Companies,” Amidu noted.

Mr. Amidu also said his invitation to the suspended PPA CEO was done pursuant to an independent investigation conducted prior to the airing of the documentary by Manasseh Azure Awuni.

Meanwhile, in another letter from the Special Prosecutor sighted by Citi News, he praised the presidency for suspending with immediate effect, the PPA CEO Adjenim Boateng Adjei but questioned why a similar action was not taken in other cases of corruption he is investigating.

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In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the suspended Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei had been the subject of scrutiny and investigations in the past as he had been sighted for corruption in 2003.

Records suggests that in 2003, a committee was set up to investigate him for allegedly misappropriating public funds.

According to the report, AB Adjei and 3 others were recommended for prosecution for causing financial loss to the state to a tune of GHc72.5m.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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