OSP completes its investigation into Charles Bissue and Adu Boahen and over 150 cases.

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Charles Adu Boahen, a former minister of state at the Ministry of Finance, and three other prominent suspected corruption cases have been the focus of investigations by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

Along with this, the OSP is looking into nine further cases, and more than 150 other cases are being considered at various stages.

A wealthy businessman allegedly tried to bribe some Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Majority side who demanded the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, according to the three other investigative cases the OSP concluded in its half-yearly report dated June 30, this year.

The Special Prosecutor (SP) would shortly announce its course of action after the investigations into the four cases were completed, according to the OSP, which also stated that “The Special Prosecutor will issue directives and further action on the matter in due course.”

On November 14, 2017, Mr. Boahen’s position was terminated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a result of an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas that claimed to show the former Minister accepting money from a purported Arab businessman.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) is required by Section 3(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) to publish a list of the corruption cases it is looking into, prosecuting, as well as the number of acquittals, convictions, and assets recovered. The half-yearly report, signed by the SP Kissi Agyebeng, complies with this requirement.

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