All former members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), according to Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng, are the focus of current investigations into crimes including galamsey’s corruption and crimes related to corruption.
Mr. Agyebeng claims that the OSP has been looking into the committee for a long time as a result of accusations and denials of possible corruption.
On Saturday, June 10, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng was a guest on Samson Lardy Anyenini’s Newsfile program on Joy FM.
“The president establishes an Inter-ministerial committee, later on the president dissolves it and there are all manner of allegations against this committee; this dissolved committee, we are already doing our investigations in respect of corruption and corruption related matters regarding galamsey and then an aspect of it was the way this committee was handled and the problems associated with this committee.
“Once again, every person who was an officer of this committee is my target because of the allegations against this committee,” he said.
Mr. Kissi Agyebeng indicated that his office was carrying out its duty to look into charges of corruption and that each time such allegations arise, he will do everything in his power to see that justice is done.
He emphasized that his office would make sure that it operated impartially and treated everyone who came before it fairly.
Mr. Agyebeng disagreed, stating that Prof. Frimpong-Boateng is essential to the corruption investigation and that the OSP should not have handled him as an informant rather than a suspect.
“You do not cloak yourself with immunity as far as I am concerned because someone puts out a report, that report comes to my attention, it is part of my investigation but merely because someone put out a report does not mean the person is then insulated from the process of the investigation,” he told host, Samson Lardy Anyenini.
Recently, the Office of Special Prosecutor has made headlines after Professor Frimpong-Boateng spoke out about what happened after being invited by the office.