A pressure group, Centre for National Affairs (CNA), has petitioned the Special Prosecutor to investigate former President John Dramani Mahama over alleged claims that he ordered the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) to the transfer some GHc40.5 million to the office of the president.
The pressure group is alleging that the amount was transferred to the presidency under Mr Mahama.
Executive Director of the pressure group, Samuel Odame Lartey, told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the amount was transferred into the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah’s-Sundries Account No. 1 with account number 1018631473188 at the Bank of Ghana (BoG).
He is also alleging that, the ‘’illegal transfers’’ were done from August 2015 until early January 2017 when the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over office.
The group in its letter said, ‘’we have also reason to believe other state agencies were directed under the previous government to make payments into the said account. The reason for such directives to be made is also unknown to the populace of this nation.’’
‘’We wish to stand on provisions in the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2007 (Act 959), Section 3 (1 and 1 b), which empowers your office to investigate and prosecute alleged or suspected corruption-related offences under the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 9Act 29) and any other relevant law involving public officers, politically exposed persons and persons in the private sector to call on your office to initiate an investigation into the said account.’’
Samuel Odame Lartey told the host CNA has received a positive response from the Special Prosecutor and they are optimistic the issue would be dealt with.