Just in: AG calls for arrest, interdiction and prosecution of GMA director of finance for arson

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The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo has recommended the immediate arrest, interdiction and prosecution of the Director of Finance for the Ghana Maritime Authority Kwame Ohemeng Tinyase for arson.

The Attorney General also advised that the Director General of the Authority should refuse an application by the embattled finance director for voluntary retirement.

The advice follows a request by the board chairman of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Robert Kutin to the AG for legal opinion on the subject, in which Mr. Ohemeng Tinyase has been accused of setting fire to the finance department of the Authority in frantic efforts to conceal information on alleged graft.

‘’The board should forward the fire report submitted to the Ghana Fire Service to the Ghana Police Service for investigations and possible prosecution. The Director of finance by his letter dated 19th June 2018 indicated that he was traveling out the country for more than two months. It is apparent that he has absconded. He ought to be apprehended to face the law with the assistance of Interpol.’’ The AG’s letter to the GMA board chair read in part.

The AG also cited the board of the authority for certain lapses as far as the matter is concerned and advised both the board and the management to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the public services manual.

Source: BestNewsGH.com


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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