Vitus Azeem, an anti-corruption advocate, expresses dissatisfaction with the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) regarding its decision to discontinue the investigation into the alleged bribery of certain Majority MPs. The OSP, led by Kissi Agyebeng, had cited its inability to probe the case involving a businessman attempting to bribe legislators to prevent the impeachment of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
In a report dated December 28, 2023, Agyebeng stated that the responses from Asante Akim MP, Andy Appiah-Kubi (the accuser and a crucial figure in the case), and the unidentified businessman seemed rehearsed and coordinated to present a united denial of the events described by Appiah-Kubi during his interview with Joy FM.
Azeem disagrees with this explanation, asserting that the OSP could have explored alternative avenues if it was genuinely committed to uncovering the truth behind the matter.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Newsnite, he said, “I don’t think that the reasons are tenable. How did the 87 NPP MPs decide not to pursue the matter? That is one question you will be asking.”
“Why did they make those allegations, which were unfounded, if they did not have a basis?
“Can’t the Office of the Special Prosecutor compel the people to give the evidence? Doesn’t he have the power to compel these people to give evidence? So based on that, I think that the reasons given by the Office of the Special Prosecutor are not tenable,” he added on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.