Tag Archives: EOCO

EOCO arrests 2 Ghanaians for money laundering, romance scam

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has arrested two Ghanaians and a UK-based accomplice over allegations of trade-based money laundering and romance fraud. According to EOCO, over 16 British have fallen victim to the fraud which involves about £5 million The suspects, Moro Musah and Sabina Adzre, allegedly operate with UK-based Opoku Agyeman, who is believed to be a ...

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Fire destroys records at Maritime Authority ahead of EOCO audit

Records of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), some dating back to 2002, were destroyed when fire gutted parts of the authority’s head office in Accra. The incident took place a day ahead of an Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) forensic audit into the operations of the authority. Fire gutted the finance department of the GMA last Wednesday, destroying every ...

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EOCO probes GPHA IT Manager over alleged project cost inflation

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), has begun investigations into the award of procurement and usage of information technology (IT)-related projects of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), from 2014 to the early part of 2017. This follows the interdiction of the GPHA’s IT Manager, Mr. David Boison, who is said to have been implicated in an investigative ...

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Ambulance contract wasn’t signed under my tenure – Alex Segbefia

Former Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, has clarified that the purchase of some 30 ambulances estimated at $2.4 million under the Mahama administration was not secured under his tenure. The former Minister on Eyewitness News explained that, no contract relating to the procurement of ambulances was signed when he was Minister at the time. “No contract was signed under my ...

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EOCO to probe $2.4m purchase of sub-standard ambulances

The Ministry of Health has referred the undocumented purchase of some 30 ambulances estimated at $2.4 million, under the Mahama administration, to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for investigations. 30 out of 200 ambulances procured by the Ministry of Health in 2016, did not meet specifications, compelling the ministry to suspend the purchase and distribution of the ambulances ...

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Endowment Fund cash not in EC officials’ accounts – EOCO

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The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), has revealed that money which went missing from the Electoral Commission (EC)’s Endowment Fund did not end up in the accounts of the officials of the EC He, however, insisted that it was too early to conclude that the officials are innocent, given the mandate and access they had to the funds during the period. ...

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SSNIT scandal: Other corrupt deals identified – EOCO Boss

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), has given itself a week more, to conclude investigations into how the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) , spent a whopping $72 million on Operational Business Suite (OBS) in a bid to digitize the Trust. The Executive Director of EOCO, K. K. Amoah, revealed this to Accra-based Peace FM, where he confirmed that ...

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We need expert advice to comment on SSNIT rot – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has said it is waiting for “expert advice” before it makes public comment on the recent scandal that hit SSNIT. It said it will restrain itself from rushing to speak on the matter although it has held various meetings on the subject. SSNIT is being investigated by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for blowing ...

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SSNIT confirms MIS Manager’s degrees are fake

All degrees presented by the beleaguered SSNIT MIS Manager, Caleb Afaglo for his appointment are fake. This is according to the new management and board of the SSNIT. SSNIT said its independent evidence gathered about Mr. Afaglo’s qualifications, indicate that they were fake, and it has therefore taken a decision to relieve him of his duty. This comes at a ...

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SSNIT software scandal: EOCO raids office of Perfect Business Systems

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), on Tuesday raided the premises of the IT firm which executed the $72 million digitization project for the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This latest development was confirmed by citifmonline.com’s sources close to the issue. Perfect Business Systems (PBS), a local IT company, partnered Silverlake consortium, a Malaysian firm, to install ...

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