EOCO orders deputy EC boss to proceed on leave

EOCO orders deputy EC boss to proceed on leave

- EOCO has asked the EC to send two of its staff members on leave

- They are the deputy commissioner, Georgina Amankwaah, and the chief accountant, Kwaku OwusuAgyei-Larbi

- EOCO says the two are suspects in its investigation into the disappearance of GHc480,000 from the EC's endowment fund and that the request for them to go on leave is to ensure that they do not interfere with the investigation

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YEN.com.gh understands that the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to send its deputy commissioner, Georgina Opoku Amankwaah, and its chief accountant, Kwaku OwusuAgyei-Larbi, on leave.

EOCO orders deputy EC boss to proceed on leave

Deputy commissioner of EC, Georgina Amankwaah

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EOCO said in a letter to the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei, that the two are being investigated over the loss of GH¢480,000 from the EC's endowment fund.

The financial crimes body said the request for leave for the two is to ensure that they do not interfere with the ongoing investigation.

YEN.com.gh understands that other officials at the EC that are linked to the investigation have also been asked to go on leave.

EOCO orders deputy EC boss to proceed on leave

Charlotte Osei, EC commissioner

Eric Kofi Dzakpaso, the public relations officer at the EC confirmed EOCO's letter to Accra-based Joy FM.

He said Madam Amankwaah and OwusuAgyei-Larbi were cooperating with the EOCO in its investigations.

He, however, stressed that no wrongdoing had been proven against the two.

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