- EOCO has recently had several interrogations with Mr. Ibrahim Mahama over dud Checks
- EOCO is yet to make a public statement regarding the investigation involving former president Mahama’s Brother
- Mr. Kweku Baako has asked EOCO to make a public statement on the issue to inform the public
Editor in Chief of the Crusading Guide Newspaper, Mr. Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako, has publicly urged the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to comment on the alleged arrest of businessman Ibrahim Mahama.
The veteran journalist related that in the absence of a definitive statement from EOCO regarding the former President’s sibling, distortions of the truth may arise if the matter isn’t properly handled.
"I am requesting that EOCO should issue an official statement on the status of their investigation and finding."
According Mr. Kweku Baako, there are already rumours alleging that the investigative body is being “micromanaged”.
Ever the journalist, Mr. Kweku Baako expressed that unlike what was happening, it would be good practice for EOCO to make a statement regarding Mr. Mahama’s case to inform the citizenry.
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Circulating reports have had it that Mr. Mahama, who’s the CEO of Engineers and Planners, has been directed to pay the state the sum of GHC12.7 million. The amount is in connection to “dishonoured” checks Mr. Ibrahim Mahama issued in 2015 in order to clear heavy equipment from the Tema Harbour.
The National Democratic Party has stated that the EOCO’s involvement in the issue is a sign of the political motivation aimed at victimizing Mr. Mahama.
Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Hon. Sam George, has recently hinted that the state allegedly owes Mr. Mahama practically twice the amount he has been told to pay, although these allegations are yet to be confirmed.
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