Cecilia Dapaah’s case is incomplete without the FBI’s discovery

Godwin Edudzi Tameklo, head of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress, has raised questions about the thoroughness of the investigation into the alleged corruption case involving former Health Minister Cecilia Dapaah.

Their concerns were raised following a commitment by John Dramani Mahama, the NDC flagbearer, to review the case for greater scrutiny if elected in the 2024 general election.

Speaking on Eyewitness News with Umaru Sanda Amadu, Edudzi highlighted issues surrounding the Special Prosecutor’s decision to transfer the money laundering aspect of the case to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).

He noted that the Special Prosecutor had previously hinted at the emergence of new evidence suggesting that his niece transferred funds to Ms. Dapaah from the United States. This fact motivated the participation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the origin of these funds.

Mr. Tameklo, also a private attorney, questioned whether the FBI had concluded its investigation when the EOCO referred the case to the Attorney General’s Office for advice.

He expressed support for John Mahama’s decision to reopen the case, citing unresolved issues surrounding the investigation.

“So, Before the special prosecutor referred the money laundering case to the EOCO, for further investigation, the special prosecutor had already given the indication that the FBI is taking part in the investigation. As we speak and at the time that EOCO sent that file to the Attorney General’s Office for advice or opinion, has the FBI concluded its investigation regarding the money laundering aspect?

“…If that has not been done, why would Ms. Tiwaa submit an incomplete file to the Attorney General? That is very key. We need to know if the FBI has concluded its investigation regarding Cecilia Dapaah’s niece’s money. Until those questions are answered positively, it clearly shows that the investigations are incomplete and hence the position taken by John Mahama that with the benefit of political power and executive authority, he will allow further investigations into this matter. and it is completely welcoming,” he said.

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