List of cases reported to be on special prosecutor’s table fake – Board Chair

The Chairperson of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Board, Linda Ofori Kwafo, has questioned the authenticity of a list of 25 cases  purported to be cases of interest that  the special prosecutor has started investigating. It has been widely reported in the media that former President, John Dramani Mahama; New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chair, Freddy Blay; Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, among others have come under the radar of the special prosecutor in a total of 25 cases with one currently in court. But at a press conference organized by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) Monday, Mrs Ofori Kwafo said the list is not authentic. According to her, though the office is currently working on some cases of corruption, it is news to her that there is  such a list in the public space, indicating she also heard of the said list in the media. “I don’t speak for the OSP [Office of the Special Prosecutor], I don’t speak for that office but I just want us to all know that as much as we all want corruption dealt with and people investigated properly and sanctioned when the need arises we should also make sure the office works according to its procedures,” she advised. “So it’s quite unfortunate a list is out but I’m not sure that is the list that even I got to know from the media” She added “that the special prosecutor is under no obligation to let the public in on the details of cases he is pursuing” Mrs Ofori Kwafo therefore called on the general public and the media to exercise patience and allow the office of the special prosecutor to do its work.

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