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Cecilia Dapaah case: Special Prosecutor should be supported other than being told to quit – Domelevo

Former Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has voiced his dissent against those advocating for the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, to halt his anti-corruption endeavours amidst criticism from government officials.

In his perspective, it is improper for individuals to propose that the Special Prosecutor should abandon his mission to investigate the embezzlement case and assets related to the former Minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

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Domelevo clarified that it is a constitutional obligation for the government to address corrupt activities and instances of office misuse, as stipulated in the state policies outlined in the constitution.

“So he comes in to play a role to ensure that even if we can’t eradicate as required by the constitution, at least reduce it to the barest minimum.

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“So if he [Special Prosecutor] has difficulties and they say he should just stop it, what happens if a different person comes and he also has difficulties then we leave it like that, no,” he said on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday.

Mr Domelevo stressed that it is essential to support the Office of the Special Prosecutor in his mission to fight against corruption and corruption-related activities because he is not just fighting it for himself but also making financial savings for the country.

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“So we should rather be resolved in helping him to be successful,” he said.

Commenting on the practice of journalists obtaining court documents and publishing them with regard to Madam Dapaah’s case, the former Auditor General expressed his preference for completing investigations before disclosing extensive details.

He explained that in audits, initial findings might seem severe, but as investigations progress, issues can be mitigated or resolved.

Mr Domelevo suggested that the law should differentiate between information accessible during an investigation and after charges have been filed.

He expressed his belief that when the prosecution of Madam Dapaah begins, “the charges against her can be dismissed by the court depending on the defenses that she would raise.”

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