Three top EC officials under investigation over missing cash

By Clement Edward Kumsah

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has commenced investigations into the loss of over GHS480,000 from the Electoral Commission (EC)’s Endowment Fund.

According to reports, EOCO has started investigating some top officials including the commission’s Deputy Chairperson F&A, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, Chief Accountant Kwaku Owusu Agyei-Larbi and its Finance Officer Joseph Kwaku Asamoah over the missing cash.

In a letter addressed to EC boss Charlotte Osei, from the Acting Executive Director of EOCO, ACP K. K Amoah(Rtd) said ‘the suspects are assisting in investigations’.

The letter added that the officers while assisting with the investigation should be made to go on leave, while investigations proceed.

As a result of the request by the EOCO, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei has directed the three officers to proceed on leave.