The Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, a renowned Heart Surgeon Professor Frimpong Boateng has been put under close investigation by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
Professor Frimpong Boateng according to reports, was given an invitation by the OSP Weeks ago.
According to a report by 3news.com, He was invited on corruption and corruption-related activities, particularly over his report on the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).
He was also arrested for alleged involvement in the missing of some 500 excavators and the involvement Symphony Limited, the company owned by his son, in illegal mining.
The Special Prosecutor had promised in a statement on Tuesday, May 2 to take “necessary action” against all those cited in the IMCIM report authored by Prof Frimpong-Boateng.
“The OSP welcomes the calls for action and investigations and it assures the public and civil society that its investigation is ongoing and far-reaching and it also covers the matters raised in the report published by the head of the dissolved IMCIM,” the Office said in its statement last month.
“The OSP will take necessary action against all persons deemed culpable of corruption and corruption-related offences in the mining sector.”
The Office had in October, 2022 announced its resolve to probe suspected corruption and corruption-related offences in the illegal mining sector.
The invitation to Prof. Frimpong-Boateng is for him to serve as a witness and again a party of investigations as equal allegations have been levelled against him.
More updates soon