OSP files additional charges against former PPA CEO Adjenim Boateng

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has levelled fresh criminal charges against Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

Adjei faces eight new counts related to using his public office for personal profit and exerting indirect influence on procurement processes to gain an unfair advantage in contract awards.

The charges were presented by the Special Prosecutor at the Criminal Division of the High Court in Accra on April 17.

This adds to the previous charges Adjei was facing, which included seventeen counts. He was accused of establishing Talent Discovery Limited (TDL) as a front to unlawfully secure public contracts.

These charges encompass eight counts of using public office for personal gain and nine counts of influencing procurement processes, directly and indirectly, to secure an unfair advantage in contract awards.

Additionally, Adjei’s brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin, who was alleged to be the CEO of TDL and holds a minority stake, faces one count of using public office for profit.

Adjei served as the CEO of PPA from March 2017 to August 2019. He was relieved of his duties by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following a recommendation from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), prompted by his involvement in a documentary titled “Contract for Sale.”

Source: citinewsroom

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