Investigators at the Office of the Special Prosecutor are currently questioning the suspended Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
He arrived at the office around 10am on Thursday following an invitation to him by the office.
The invitation letter read in part;
“You are accordingly being invited both as the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority and a Director and Shareholder of the said companies to assist in the investigations pursuance of section 29 and 73 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and Regulation 10 of the office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018.”
The office is investigating Mr. Adjenim Adjei over allegations of illegally selling government contracts.
President Akufo-Addo suspended Mr Adjei last week after a documentary by journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni revealed that he was allegedly engaged in selling government contracts.
In the documentary, a company, owned by Mr. Adjenim Adjei was found to be getting many government contracts through restrictive tendering and selling those contracts to others for profit.
Citi News Umaru Sanda Amadu who was at the office of the Special Prosecutor reported that the sessions was being held behind closed doors.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor, according to some correspondence sighted by Citi News had already been investigating Mr. Adjenim Adjei prior to the airing of the documentary and the subsequent directive from the Presidency that the embattled official be suspended.
The President also referred him to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) because of conflict of interest claims.