The Office of the Special Prosecutor has started looking into claims of corruption made by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas against Charles Adu Boahen, a former minister of state in the Finance Ministry.
After charges that he demanded money to arrange a meeting between undercover agents posing as investors and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Mr. Adu Boahen was fired by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday.
According to Tiger Eye PI investigations, Mr Boahen said Bawumia could be paid $200,000 as an appearance fee to meet the investors.
This is in addition to positions he asked the investors to offer to the Vice President’s siblings.
In a statement, the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, said his office has promptly commenced an investigation into the actions of Mr Adu Boahen and any other implicated person.
“By a letter dated 14 November 2022 and referenced OPS 305/1/22/1106, the Secretary to the President, upon the directions of the President, referred to the Office of the Special Prosecutor for further investigations, allegations of corruption levelled against Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, former Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance contained in an investigative exposé published by Tiger Eye P.I. and the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, entitled “Galamsey Economy”.
“The Office of the Special Prosecutor has promptly commenced an investigation into the actions of Mr Charles Adu Boahen and any other implicated person contained in the investigative exposé, “Galamsey Economy”.