Vice President Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia has rejected attempts to link it with corruption allegations against James Keck Osei in his office, a public servant in his office, who is being investigated by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
According to the office, the issue is a personal matter that has nothing to do with the vice president or his office.
Assistant to the Vice President Dr. Gideon Boko clarified on social media, “The Office of the Vice President has taken note of the communiqué issued by the Office of the Special Prosecutor, in which some public and civil servants have been arraigned before various courts. Alleged Offenses. One such officer, Shri. James Keck OC is an Administrator in the Civil Service Department in the Office of the Vice President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Mr. Kek Osei is a civil servant with many years of working experience in Jubilee House before this government came into being.
“It is important to note that the facts culled from the charge sheet indicate that this is a personal matter, not related to the office or his role in the office.”
The special prosecutor’s office charged Mr.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has arrested and charged four public servants who failed to declare their sources of income.
In a series of tweets shared on Friday, February 10, 2023, the OSP said the public servants charged include James Kek Osei, Administrator in the Office of the Vice President, Dr Mahmudu Bawumia; Issah Seidu, Staff, National Insurance Commission; John Abban and Peter Archibold, both senior officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
“Four persons, three public servants and one civil servant have been arrested and charged by the OSP for failing to comply with Rule 20 of LI 2374 and to declare sources of income.
“Mr. Seedu works with the National Insurance Commission, James works as an administrator in the Office of the Vice President and John and Peter are senior officers in the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority,” part of the tweets read.
The OSP has indicated that the public servants are being prosecuted as part of its lifestyle audit initiative.
It said the accused would be arraigned before the Criminal Division of the High Court in Accra on Monday, February 13, 2023.
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