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Police, OSP chase Juaben MCE nominee

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The Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Juaben, in the Ashanti Region, Alex K. Sarfo-Kantanka, is being pursued by the office of the Special Prosecutor and the Ghana Police Service, over an alleged bribery case. After the police arrested and granted him bail, the OSP also wrote to invite him for questioning.

KEY PERSON IN PROBE

In a letter addressed to Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka, the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, said the nominee had been invited in relation to his nomination and confirmation as the MCE.

The OSP considers him a necessary person in its probe, with regards to the alleged corruption.

As such, Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka is to report at the office of the OSP in Accra on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He is permitted to go with a preferred Counsel.

DETAILS OF THE LETTER

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has commenced investigation into allegations of corruption and corruption related offences (especially corruption and intimidation in respect of a public election) in relation to your nomination and confirmation or otherwise as the Municipal Chief Executive nominee of Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

The OSP considers you a person necessary for the investigations. You are directed to attend, in person, the offices of the OSP at 6 Haile Selassie Avenue, South Ridge, Accra GA-079-0906, on Tuesday 9 November, 2021 at 2.30pm in the afternoon for interviewing. You may be accompanied by a Counsel of your choice.

THE POLICE STATEMENT

The Ashanti Regional Police yesterday, 1st November, 2021 arrested the Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region to assist Police investigations.

The arrest was in connection with a viral video of the nominee, Mr. Alex Sarfo-Kantanka, allegedly demanding a refund of some sums of money he had allegedly paid to assembly members to vote for his confirmation as the MCE for the Juaben area.

After his investigation, a caution statement was taken and Mr. Alex Sarfo-Kantanka was granted bail.

Police investigations continue and we would like to assure the public that anyone who breaks the law will be arrested and be subjected to due legal process since no one is above the law.

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