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Former PPA boss to be investigated for money laundering and more

The Commission on Human Rights And Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has referred the case involving the sacked Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Adjenim Boateng Adjei to the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO).

This is to allow for him to be investigated for large amounts of money passing through his accounts which he could not provide a proper explanation to when summoned before the commission.

This was contained in a CHRAJ report on an investigation of revelations in a documentary by investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Adjenim Boateng Adjei that he was involved in the sale of Government contracts through a company he had established.

“As noted above, the Commission came across evidence of inordinately large volumes of cash passing through the Bank Accounts of the Respondent far in excess of his known income, and for which he could not provide a satisfactory explanation (unexplained wealth). Besides the excessive nature of the volumes of cash, the pattern of the deposits and withdrawals also raised suspicions about the nature of the transactions.

Accordingly, the Commission is referring the suspicious transactions in the Respondent’s Bank Accounts to the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO) for further investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 (749) as amended,” the report said.

Meanwhile, President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dismissed hief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Adjenim Boateng Adjei upon recommendation from CHRAJ.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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