EOCO recovers GHC2.4b in 2015

eocoThe Attorney- General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Appiah- Oppong has revealed that the Economic and Organised Crime Office in 2015 investigated 186 economic and organised crimes.

Out of the 186 cases, the department is currently prosecuting 46 cases, and uncovered a total amount of GHC2,419,443.72.

The Attorney-General made these revelations at the inauguration of the new nine- member board of EOCO.

Members of the board include Retired Justice Amoonu-Monnie, Mr Dick Ayandi, Ghana Bar Association; Commissioner of Police Prosper Agblor, Criminal Investigation Department; Henry Acquah, Ghana Revenue Authority; Robert Donoldy, Institute Of Chartered Accountants; and Alhaji Minina Osman of the National Security Council.

The rest are Yvonne Obuobisa of the Attorney General and Justice Ministry, Yaw Akrasi Sarpong of NACOB and Justice Tsar of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

EOCO was established by Act 804 of 2010 in line with Article 190(1) (d) of the 1992 Constitution, as one of the public services of the country to supplement and augment government’s effort in the fight against corruption.

EOCO on its website lists the following crimes that it is mandated to investigate: Money Laundering; Human Trafficking; Prohibited Cyber Activity; Currency Counterfeiting; Terrorism and Terrorist Financing among others.

 

Source: pulse.com.gh

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