Former Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has voiced his dissent against those advocating for Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng to abandon his anti-corruption endeavors amid criticism from government officials.
Domelevo believes it is inappropriate for individuals to propose that the Special Prosecutor should relinquish his pursuit of investigating the misappropriation of funds and assets involving former Minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
He emphasized that it is a constitutional obligation for the government to take measures against corrupt practices and instances of office abuse, as stipulated in the constitutional policies of the state.
He further elaborated that the Special Prosecutor assumes a crucial role in ensuring that, even if complete eradication of corruption, as mandated by the constitution, proves unattainable, it is at least substantially reduced to its minimal level.
“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.
“So we should rather be resolved in helping him to be successful,” he said.
Regarding the practice of journalists obtaining court documents and publicizing them in Madam Dapaah’s case, the former Auditor General conveyed his preference for concluding investigations before disseminating comprehensive information.
He clarified that in the realm of audits, initial findings may appear severe, but as investigations advance, issues can be alleviated or resolved.
Mr. Domelevo proposed that the law should distinguish between information accessible during an ongoing investigation and information available after charges have been formally filed.
He held the belief that once the prosecution of Madam Dapaah commences, “the court may dismiss the charges against her, depending on the defenses she presents.”