Officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) have prevented former COCOBOD CEO, Stephen K. Opuni, from leaving the country, YEN understands.
Opuni was said to be travelling to Dubai when the BNI agents accosted him at the airport and seized his passport, according to several sources within COCOBOD and within the government.
Opuni, who was said to have been dressed in white suit, was reportedly fleeing the country when the agents intercepted him.
It comes as EOCO investigates him for alleged malfeasance during his time as COCOBOD boss.
Government sources say he caused financial loss worth more than $10 million to COCOBOD, a situation they say has adversely affected the financial standing of the company.
It comes two days after the government directed 11 senior managers of COCOBOD to proceed on leave.
The affected COCOBOD executives are Deputy Chief Executive – Agronomy and Quality Control, Deputy Chief Executive – Finance and Administration, Deputy Chief Executive -Operations, Director – Human Resource, Director Civil Works, Deputy Director Civil Works, Procurement Manager, Director of Estates and the Deputy Director Finance.
The three CMC managers ordered to take their leave are the Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Director Finance.