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Our aim is not to destroy Domelevo – EOCO clarifies

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has said their investigations into alleged procurement breaches by the Auditor-General is not intended to destroy and get rid of Mr. Daniel Domelevo.

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It comes after some civil society groups declared support for the auditor general following attempts by EOCO to probe him over some alleged procurement breaches.

Responding to the claim, EOCO said their investigations into activities and conduct of Mr. Domelevo is grounded in law and appropriate.

“The investigation by EOCO is not aimed at the removal of an Auditor-General from office. EOCO is neither seized with the power to nor interested in removing an Auditor-General from office. The investigations by the Office of the various individuals arc in line with our legal mandate and purely borne out of the due process.

“The attempt to equate EOCO’s investigation to constitutional processes for removal from office is additionally misplaced. In Conclusion,  EOCO assures all stakeholders that it works with the utmost respect for the rule of Its. human rights and respect for the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. The Office will not relent in its efforts at carrying out i. the mandate of investigation in accordance with the relevant laws of the land.

“We wish to assure all persons that EOCO Office will go ahead with investigations into matters referred to it without fear or favor, and will continue to discharge its mandate in accordance with the law and standard practice.

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“Meanwhile, it is our understanding that Mr. Domcicvo has commenced legal proceedings challenging EOCO’s powers to investigate him. This Office will respond to the processes of the Courts when it is seized with the same,” a statement from EOCO said.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2019

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