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OccupyGhana’s to umask businessman who attempted to bribe MPs

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OccupyGhana has pledged to reveal the name of the businessman accused of attempting to bribe New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs calling for the ouster of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

Despite the end of the investigation by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), OccupyGhana remains resolute and is considering using constitutional laws to compel the OSP to reveal the businessman’s identity.

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The organization has retained legal counsel to explore if there is a constitutional right to know about the businessman, whose identity was mysteriously withheld from the OSP’s report.

OccupyGhana stated in a statement that if legal counsel verifies their right to seek information, they would launch procedures under the Right to Information Act to compel the OSP to release the businessman’s identity.

The OSP had earlier indicated that its investigation had concluded, citing a lack of cooperation as the basis for its inability to proceed.

The investigation was launched in response to a petition submitted by OccupyGhana on November 3, 2022, in response to claims made by Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Mr. Appiah-Kubi.

Mr. Appiah-Kubi’s non-cooperation hampered the investigation, resulting in insufficient evidence to warrant criminal actions against the identified suspect, according to the six-page report.

During the investigation, the Majority Leader denied having firsthand knowledge of the situation.

OccupyGhana voiced dismay with the OSP findings, citing earlier bribery claims in parliament in 2014 and 2017 that achieved no real improvements.

The organization denounced the MPs’ actions, highlighting the importance of setting a positive example for the public and future generations.

Despite the absence of convincing proof, OccupyGhana questioned the leaders’ eligibility, claiming that their acts rendered them unsuitable for their positions.

In light of the charges, the group stated a desire for ethical behavior and said that resigning would have been an honorable course of action.

 

 

 

 

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