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Some prominent Ghanaians, including former Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, have filed a petition to Parliament seeking a bi-partisan probe into the conduct of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in the investigation regarding the stash of money found in the residence of former Sanitation Minister Cecelia Abena Dapaah.

The group, which also has outspoken anti-graft campaigner Martin Luther Kpebu, Security analyst Dr Adam Bona, academic Professor Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, and over 100 other Ghanaians spanning different walks of life, argue in their petition that EOCO had more than enough basis to investigate the former Minister for money laundering as she has been inconsistent and unable to provide the source of the huge sums of monies seized at her residence by the Special Prosecutor.

“The failure to explain the source of the money should have been the cornerstone of the investigation,” the petition which was submitted to Parliament Thursday May 16, 2024, noted among others.

It also raised concerns about what the group described as the deliberate refusal by EOCO to take steps to protect the money which had been seized from the residence of the former minister by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

“Upon receipt of the docket, EOCO did not act timeously to seize the money that the OSP was returning to Madam Cecelia Dapaah as public stated by the OSP,” portions of the petition contained.

The petition also said EOCO has been inconsistent with their public commentary and actions in the investigation.

The development comes in the wake of the standoff between state anti-corruption agencies investigating the former Minister over the stash of money at the residence of the former Sanitation and Water Resources Minister.

The OSP is on record to have stated that EOCO lacks the appetite to probe the matter despite the detailed information it shared with them.

Tell Ghanaians you don’t have the appetite to probe & prosecute Cecilia Dapaah, don’t put the blame on us – OSP tells EOCO