The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has declared its determination to investigate all persons involved in illegal small-scale mining (Galamsey) and corruption-related activities in Ghana.
The Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng made this statement after the arrest of Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng on Saturday, June 10.
He told Joy FM that the OSP was not sparing anyone who had a case to answer before it. “We are not leaving any stone unturned, our gloves are off and we are coming against everyone and every person who we think should be dragged before us, every person,” he said.
He also disclosed that several officials had appeared before the OSP, some of whom came voluntarily.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng, who is also a renowned heart surgeon, was put under investigation following an invitation by the OSP weeks ago.
He was invited on corruption and corruption-related activities, especially over his report on the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
He was also arrested for alleged involvement in the disappearance of some 500 excavators and the involvement of Symphony Limited, his son’s company, in illegal mining.
He was granted bail of GH¢2 million immediately.