Failure of OSP to charge Frimpong-Boateng is leading to speculations, let’s know his offence – Pianim

Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng

The failure of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to charge Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng after his arrest is leaving room for speculations regarding what he might have done wrong, a renowned economist Kwame Pianim has said.

The renowned heart surgeon was put under investigation following an invitation given to him by the Office weeks ago.

He was invited on corruption and corruption-related activities, particularly over his report on the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

He was also arrested for alleged involvement in the missing of some 500 excavators and the involvement Symphony Limited, the company owned by his son, in illegal mining.

He was immediately granted bail of GH¢2 million.

He told TV3’s Alfred Ocansey on Wednesday, June 7 that he has not been charged by the OSP.

Reacting to this development, Mr Kwame Pianim told TV3’s Paa Kwasi Asare that “If Prof Frimpong-Boateng is in any way connected to galamsey or promotes galamsey or stops it from being eradicated, I will be the first person to take him to the Police.

“What I am saying is that in the investigation people are deemed innocent until proven guilty and somebody of his stature anywhere in the world would have been given self-recognition.

“I don’t know the information that the Special Prosecutor has that he might run away outside the country and because of that he needs to be prevented, he could have taken his passport.

“We should know the charges. Are we made to infer that he is part of a criminal gang that is promoting galamsey or is he related to defamation or the leaking of the report that he made to the president at the request of the president?”


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