- A university in the US has denied FDA’s Head of Legal Affairs admission
- Cynthia Dapaah-Ntow was denied admission into the university because of the Returned Bribe expose’
- She was cited in a $200,000 bribery in the investigative piece
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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that a top US university has refused the Food and Drugs Authority’s (FDA) Head of Legal Affairs, Cynthia Dapaah-Ntow, admission because of the ‘The Returned Bribe’ scandal.
It will be recalled that Manasseh Azure Awuni in November 2020, published an investigative piece titled: “The Returned Bribe”.
The CEO of the COA FS food supplement, Professor Samuel Ato Duncan, in that report alleged that officials of the FDA tried extorting monies from him after his product gained national status when Ghana was struggling to cope with the devastating nature of COVID-19.
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Dapaah-Ntow was accused of attempting to extort $200,000 from Professor Duncan—$100,000 each for herself and the CEO of the FDA.
As a result of the investigative report put together by Azure, Thomas R. Kline School of Law at the Drexel University in Philadelphia said it cannot give Dapaah-Ntow admission, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.
This came to light when she wrote to the institution seeking to know why she was denied entrance into the university.
In its response, the university told Dapaah-Ntow that the Admissions Committee was unable to offer her admission after “careful consideration” of her application---an explanation she found inadequate.
She then wrote to the school again to ask for the actual reasons why she was denied admission.
Audrey Woods, the Assistant Dean of Enrolment Management, then informed her in the December 17, 2020 reply that the university found her to be “very qualified” however, “it came to the attention of the admissions committee that you were under investigation for allegations of bribery which is not in line with our values and code of conduct.”
In other news on YEN.com.gh, Bridget Otoo painted a grim picture of President Akufo-Addo’s legacy in the fight against corruption.
Ghana reportedly loses close to US$3billion to corruption annually.
Appearing on Starr FM’s personality profile show, Starr Chat, the former TV3 reporter did not mince words when she expressed dissatisfaction with the president’s commitment to fighting the scourge.
She said in response to a question from the host Nana Aba that the president is “leaving a tattered corruption legacy.”
According to the media personality, when she meets the president she will reach out and shake his hand “and tell him to sit up. Sit up you are  and should leave a better legacy.”
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