The Deputy Attorney-General, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, is imploring Ghanaians to believe the report issued by his outfit regarding the case of former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
For over two weeks since the theft scandal which occurred in Madam Dapaah’s residence surfaced in the media, there have been varying accounts of the actual details of the case from the police, the Attorney-General’s office, and the complainant, Madam Dapaah.
Nonetheless, Mr Tuah-Yebaoh holds the view that of all the various reports that have come out on the case, it is the one from the Attorney-General’s office that must be trusted.
Speaking on The Probe, the Deputy Attorney General insisted, “For now, believe our report, but subject to the investigations of the police. Because the report that we issued, is based on the information the police provided to us. We’ve asked them to go back and do further work.”
Mr Tuah-Yebaoh explained that since his outfit does not conduct investigations, and their report is based upon information provided by the police, any inaccuracies that may appear in the Attorney-General’s report will indicate that there are discrepancies in the investigations conducted by the police.
“Our work, the materials that we used, we were not the ones who prepared those primary materials. So, our advice is based on the work done by the police. So, our side, we cannot be blamed, because we worked on information given us by the police.
“And if indeed, there is the matter pending in the juvenile court, that will be the first place to concede that our advice may not be complete without having access to that particular docket. So, we need it, and we’ll get access to it,” he stated.
Subsequently, he assured Ghanaians that the Attorney-General’s intervention in the case is not of the motif to cover up some discoveries that may come up in the investigations.
Mr Tuah-Yeboah said that “We are doing a very genuine work.”
He reiterated that since his outfit does not have the mandate to conduct investigations, they are leaving it to the police, emphasising that the Attorney-General can only “get a good case to prosecute” provided the police conduct a substantial investigation.
“We are just waiting for the police to conduct their investigations, there is no attempt whatsoever [to cover up], it’s a genuine quest to ensure that we get to the bottom of this case and nothing else,” reassured.
Mr Tuah-Yeboah further highlighted that upon the investigation, if it is discovered that the monies involved in the theft case belonged solely to Madam Dapaah, then they realise there are some incidents of money laundering, the Attorney-General would ensure that the former Sanitation Minister would be charged for that offence.
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Source: Doreen Abena Kyerewaa Akata