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Osafo Maafo: I Will Appear Before EOCO

The former Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Yaw Osafo Marfo has finally accepted to appear before the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to assist in investigations of the controversial GH¢51 million judgment debt paid to businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

Mr. Osafo Marfo earlier rejected an invitation to appear before EOCO claiming that the institution which is an executive arm of Government could not proceed to investigate the Executive.

Mr. Osafo Marfo insisted that the Legislature, through the Public Accounts Committee must be strengthened to do the job.

Lawyers for Mr. Osafo-Maafo also had filed an injunction at a high court to prevent him from appearing before the EOCO with regards to the payment of judgment debt to Mr Woyome.

However on Thursday, an Accra Fast Track High Court ruled that the EOCO can extend any invitation by writing to the former Finance Minister.

The court also said EOCO should state as to whether the former Minister was the proper person to be invited to assist in the investigations.

Speaking on XYZ Breakfast, Osafo Marfo said he is ever ready to appear before EOCO to give additional information to prove that the judgment debt paid to Alfred Woyome was fraudulent.

He added that he is hopeful that the report by the EOCO would be amended after the information that he will give to them.

He boldly stated that after his submissions at EOCO he will be vindicated by all wrongdoings leading to the payment of the judgment debt to NDC financier Alfred Woyome.

Source: Derick Romeo Adogla/Radioxyzonline



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