-CHRAJ has been petitioned by a youth group to probe the matter
-The group, DYMOG believes and aindependent body is needed because the leaked tape compromises the police
There is a whole new twist to the allegations made by controversial musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, that the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Boakye are corrupt
Though the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service discounted the allegations as baseless after the matter was referred to it by President Nana Akufo-Addo, it seems far from dying.
A group calling itself Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the two senior government officials over the allegations.
The group’s action has follows the conversation in a leaked tape purported to be between Deputy CID Boss, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah and A-Plus which suggests there may have been a cover by the police.
In a petition dated Friday September 29 signed by the its convener, Edward Tutor, the group said:
“It has become necessary for your outfit to trigger investigation into the said matter following a leaked tape which captures a dialogue during the investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana police Service. The leaked tape was a phone conversation between Mr. Kwame Asare (A Plus) and an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mrs Tiwaa Addo – Danquah”.
Below is the full petition:
29th September, 2017.
Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)
PETITION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CRIMES OF CORRUPTION AND THIEVERY LEVELLED AGAINST DEPUTY CHIEFS OF STAFF; MR. FRANCIS ASENSO-BOAKYE AND MR. SAMUEL ABU JINAPOR, BY KWAME ASARE OBENG (A PLUS)
The Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana on behalf of the teeming youth in the country write to your highly esteemed outfit to investigate the infamous alleged crime of thievery and corruption perpetrated by the Deputy Chiefs-of-staff Mr. Asenso Boakye and Mr. Abu Jinapor. These allegations were made by Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng (A Plus) a musician and a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
It has become necessary for your outfit to trigger investigation into the said matter following a leaked tape which captures a dialogue during the investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana police Service. The leaked tape was a phone conversation between Mr. Kwame Asare (A Plus) and an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mrs Tiwaa Addo – Danquah.
DYMOG is of the firm believe that, the emergence of the leaked tape has made it necessary for an independent body to conduct full fledge investigations into this matter because,
a. The Credibility of the Ghana Police Service is in possible tatters so far as the emergence of this tape is concerned.
b. Secondly, the authenticity of the final investigations report released earlier by the CID, which cleared Mr. Asenso Boakye and Mr. Abu Jinapor is in a state of immense and intense incredulity.
In the spirit of Articles 218 and 287 of the 1992 Constitution, we hereby petition CHRAJ to investigate and establish the following;
1. Whether or not the claims by r. MKwame Asare Obeng (A plus) are true
2. Whether or not the investigations of the CID of the Ghana Police Service on this matter is a true reflection of what transpired.
3. Whether or not the voices of Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng (A Plus) and Mrs Tiwaa Addo Danquah captured on the tape are originally theirs or not.
We believe, your outfit will bring clarity and finality to this matter.
DYMOG also pledges to corporate with the Commission to bring justice to this matter.
Please find attached our evidence of the voice recording on a CD ROM labeled “DYMOG EXHIBIT”.
CID, Ghana Police Service
Chief of Staff, Flagstaff House
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