Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the editor-in-chief of the Crusading Guide newspaper has said the asset freeze placed on the former CEO of COCOBOD, Dr Stephen Puni is nothing new, and not unusual in the country's political history.
Speaking on Multi TV's news file, Kweku Baako said, "Has Mr Opuni complained? So what’s the big deal? Has section 33 of Act 204 been violated? So what’s the big deal? Let’s wait for the outcome of the investigations [because] this is not new. It’s happened many times. I can give you names across the political divide [from] 2001, 2009, and today. Unless somebody brings something of evidential value that points to political persecution and not due process, it is no big deal. Let’s wait and see what happens."
Dr Opuni was dismissed in January, after the new administration took over. He is currently being investigated in relation to several financial irregularities uncovered by the new government.
In a letter signed by the presidential secretary, Dr Opuni was given till the close of business on Friday, January 13 to leave his post.
His assets have been frozen by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), and was allegedly stopped from leaving the country at the Kotoka International Airport by the BNI.