The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has completed its report on an investigation into possible corruption and offenses related to corruption concerning Charles Adu Boahen, the former State Minister at the Finance Ministry, who was exposed in the “Galamsey Economy” exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In the exposé, Adu Boahen said that Dr. Bawumia could have obtained his siblings’ support and influence in starting a firm in Ghana with simply a $200,000 appearance fee and a few positions from an investor.
Adu Boahen participated in influence peddling, but the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s inquiry revealed that he did not commit any substantive crimes that would have required the Special Prosecutor to take legal action.
According to the OSP report, there is no genuine criminal restriction of Mr. Adu Boahen’s behavior, for which the OSP is mandated to take further action, even though his conduct amounts to influence peddling or dealing, which is strongly linked to corruption.
Based on that calculation, the Special Prosecutor orders the investigation into the claims of corruption and offenses related to corruption involving Charles Adu Boahen to be closed at this time. The allegations were reported in the investigative documentary Galamsey Economy, which was released by Tiger Eye P.I. It additionally stated that if new information and circumstances warrant it, the probe may be reopened.
Adu Boahen’s position was terminated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, November 14, 2022, due to the exposé.
However, the troubled Minister refuted claims that he was selling influence and accepting bribes under Bawumia’s name.