There was a stunning disclosure at the Public Accounts Committee sitting on Thursday when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare uncovered that one of its officials at the focal point of a missing CFA 190,000 can’t be found.
As per the 2020 Auditors General’s report, “the Divisional CID, Tarkwa, unveiled that cash of US$8,100.00 and CFA 40,000.00 retrieved from suspects in 2016 for the case of The Republic versus Nana Akakpo and three others were not accessible for our review check.”
The audit report suggested that “the Divisional CID in charge to immediately produce the exhibit for our examination, failing which the total sum should be recovered from him and disciplinary action also taken against him.”
Explaining the matter before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday, the IGP Akuffo Dampare said the Service’s preliminary investigations into the matter uncovered that the underlying sum was under-pronounced by CFA 150,000.
He said the cash was retrieved from the CID Headquarters and later shipped off to Ivory Coast for validation. He said, the checks were done and the results with accompanying appendix demonstrate that they were all phony.
The IGP proceeded that,when they were done, they were sent back to the CID office in Tarkwa. However, there has been disarray concerning who received it and the whereabouts of the cash. Sadly, one of the three officers who were involved resigned from the service and we’re putting forth attempts to search for him to be held accountable.
He said the other two have been prohibited and are being explored by the Police Professional Standard Bureau.
The IGP has additionally uncovered that they have since not had the option to recover the US$8,100.00 which they have shipped off to US through the US Embassy in Ghana for validation.
He added that,all efforts through Interpol have additionally proven futile.