In a recent turn of events, Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), has been released after being apprehended by the Special Prosecutor. The arrest, which took place on Wednesday, January 10, was in connection to alleged financial inducements distributed to delegates ahead of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary primaries.
Mr. Nkansah, who is vying for the Asante Akim Central parliamentary seat and challenging the incumbent, Anyimadu Antwi, found himself in legal scrutiny over the reported money distribution. He was then picked up by the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) for investigation into this alleged misconduct
The revelation of this alleged misconduct came to light when Felix Amakye, the New Patriotic Party’s Asante Akim Central constituency secretary, disclosed during an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM that the accusation of money distribution was brought to the attention of the Special Prosecutor by Nkansah’s political rival, Mr. Anyimadu Antwi.
However, following investigations, the Chief Executive Officer has now been released.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Asante Akim Central, Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, has denied any knowledge of the arrest when speaking with reporters.
“I have no clue about what the secretary is alleging and it is about time for us to do the elections and the primaries are still around the corner and this is not a do-or-die affair. The secretary has taken sides with one of the contenders and has been speaking passionately and there is pain in the constituency speaking to delegates.
“If you are talking about reporting anybody to the OSP, I have no idea, but he, Felix Amakye, is on record saying that my preferred candidate has been paying GH¢500,000 and promised to pay GH¢1 million to people and he said these things on Facebook.”