Kofi Akpaloo the founder and leader of the Independent People's Party, now renamed Liberal Party of Ghana, has described the Economic and Organized Crime Office as biased in handling issues of alleged corrupt officials in the country.
He opined that the agency only investigates officials from the past government, yet draws the line when it comes to members of an incumbent government.
Mr Akpaloo was speaking Accra FM's morning show when he said, "They (EOCO) have not been able to deal with corrupt officials in an incumbent government. If the NPP had not won the last elections, would they have been able to invite Dr Opuni for questioning, let’s face it, would they have had the balls to arrest these people? Does that mean there are no corrupt officials in an incumbent administration?
They are engaged in selectivity because if the government is in place, they will not be able to arrest any official. If they claim they are doing a professional job, they should have the balls to invite or arrest officials of the government; they shouldn’t wait for the government to leave office."
Akpaloo was remarking on the recent freeze placed on the accounts of a fomer board chairman of COCOBOD, Daniel Ohene Agyekum.
Not long ago, Dr Stephen Opuni, the former director of COCOBOD also had his assets frozen by the agency, pending investigations into alleged dubious contract.