The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has been petitioned to probe deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, over corruption claims made against them.
A group that calls itself Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) thinks the corruption allegations by popular musician, Kwame A-Plus, and the subsequent revelations that the police, which investigated the matter, may have covered up for the two presidential staffers, demands that CHRAJ takes up the matter.
“It has become necessary for your outfit to trigger [an] investigation into the said matter following a leaked tape which captures a dialogue during the investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. The leaked tape was a phone conversation between Mr. Kwame Asare (A Plus) and an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mrs Tiwaa Addo – Danquah.
“DYMOG is of the firm [belief] that, the emergence of the leaked tape has made it necessary for an independent body to conduct full fledge investigations into this matter because,
a. The Credibility of the Ghana Police Service is in possible tatters so far as the emergence of this tape is concerned.
“b. Secondly, the authenticity of the final investigation report released earlier by the CID, which cleared Mr. Asenso Boakye and Mr. Abu Jinapor is in a state of immense and intense incredulity,” DYMOG said in the petition.
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service last week described as baseless, a claim of corruption against the deputy Chiefs of Staff by popular musician Kwame Asare Obeng also known as A-Plus.
Director General of the CID, COP Bright Oduro, in a statement, said the report indicated that the evidence provided by A Plus to back his claims were “baseless, unsubstantiated and lacks credibility”.
However, an audio thought to be excerpts of a conversation between A-Plus and a female investigator sought to downplay the CID report and suggested a cover-up by the police to protect the two public officials.
Meanwhile, Myjoyonline.com is yet to confirm if CHRAJ has received the petition.