According to reports, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the former minister of environment, science, technology, and innovation, has been detained by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
According to the article, the renowned cardiac surgeon is currently being looked into for possible corruption and corruption-related actions.
He reportedly received an invitation to the OSP weeks ago, and since then, an investigation has been ongoing.
Professor Frimpong-Boateng’s report on the disbanded Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) is apparently the main subject of the probe.
The controversy surrounding the report, which was issued when he served as Minister, has called into doubt the effectiveness of the committee in stopping illegal mining in the nation.
The OSP is reportedly looking into claims of corruption and other unlawful activity in relation to the IMCIM report.
According to reports, the OSP is looking into potential inconsistencies in the acquisition of tools and services necessary for the committee’s work as well as claims of financial mismanagement.
OSP and Prof. Frimpong-Boateng are remaining silent about the matter in the meanwhile.
Many people in the nation have expressed their amazement and dismay at the allegations following the news of Professor Frimpong-Boateng’s investigation.
The former Minister is well-known for being a pioneer in Ghana’s field of cardiac surgery and a highly respected individual.
The OSP has already given the public assurances that the investigation will be handled fairly and openly and that all parties involved will have a chance to tell their side of the story. The Office has also pleaded with the public to exercise patience and calmness while the probe is ongoing.
The government’s dedication to combating corruption and ensuring that public servants are held accountable for their conduct is highlighted by this most recent event.
It also acts as a reminder that nobody is above the law, regardless of their status.