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Kofi Amoabeng’s prosecution is a desperate move by government to please Ghanaians ahead of the elections – Mahama’s aide

An aide to former President Mahama, Edudzi Tamakloe, has contended that the prosecution of Kofi Amoabeng, former Chief Executive Officer of defunct UT Bank, by the government is a hasty action to please Ghanaians ahead of 2020 general elections, ABC News can report.

Edudzi Tamakloe, who is also a member of the NDC Communications Team, argued that government has sensed the potential consequences of the banking sector cleanup on their political fortunes in the 2020 elections hence the swift move to prosecute the accused perpetrators of the banking mess.

Speaking in an interview with Accra-based on Okay FM, today, he noted that the government has become desperate as a result of the constant pressure mounted on them by the customers of affected financial institutions to prosecute persons culpable in the collapse of the banks.

The government, this week, charged the former CEOs of defunct Beige and UT Banks, Mike Nyinaku and Kofi Amoabeng for stealing and money laundering. The two have denied the charges levelled against them. Whereas Kofi Amoabeng was granted bail to the tune of GHC110 million, Mike Nyinaku was denied bail and has thus been remanded in Police custody.

According to the charge sheet that was sent to court, Edudzi Tamakloe observed, it was stated in the concluding part that the case is still under investigation.

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