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Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were on Monday June 27 gripped with shock when they discovered that the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), had, in 2013, paid over GHS53,000 to some 20 former employees.

EOCO is mandated by law to deal with financial crimes and other malfeasance. Its officials told the committee that out of the said amount, an outstanding GHS37,000 is still yet to be retrieved some three years after the payments were made to the ex-staff, who had either been dismissed, had resigned, or were deceased.

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has consequently given EOCO three months to fully retrieve the balance and pay to government’s chest or get reported to the police for them to take over the case due to a possible conflict of interest.

“Can you convey the sentiment of the committee to them that beyond three months, if they haven’t settled, we are requesting that you report them to the police? …We want an independent security agency to handle the matter,” he told the acting Executive Director of EOCO, Justice Tsar.
Source: Classfmonline

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