The ousted Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation(GHAMRO), Carlos Sakyi, has been invited by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service over what is suspected to be financial fraud, NEWS-ONE has gathered.
Mr Sakyi was invited with two other signatories to GHAMRO’s accounts, Amandzeba Nat Brew and K.K. Kabobo.
They are expected to help the police investigate a report, filed by the current interim management committee of GHAMRO, in which it alleged that some huge cash withdrawals made from the accounts of the organisation by the Carlos Sakyi-led Board cannot be accounted for.
Mr Sakyi and the two signatories to GHAMRO’s accounts are likely to be processed for court if the investigations implicate them to have acted in a manner deemed financially inappropriate.
Several letters written to Mr Sakyi by the new committee, inviting him for a meeting over the said withdrawals, have not yielded much as he never turned up for any of the said meetings, NEWS-ONE gathered.
Missing GHAMRO Car
Renowned music producer and Chief Executive of Slip Music, Mark Okraku Mantey, has publicly disclosed that though he was a member of the Carlos Sakyi-led GHAMRO Board, he never knew that the three signatories had signed in the name of the Board to buy a Toyota Land Cruiser Sequoia.
According to Mr Mantey, he only got to know that GHAMRO bought the Land Cruiser after the Carlos Sakyi-led Board was dissolved by the court and a new one was asked to take over.
The said vehicle, for which an amount of GH¢55,000 was withdrawn from GHAMRO’s accounts, is currently missing, and the new interim managers have said they have no idea where it is.
They also claim all attempts to get the ousted Board to give details of the vehicle have proved futile.
Though the Human Rights High Court on July 11, 2014 ordered Carlos Sakyi and the old Board to stay away from management of GHAMRO, checks have revealed that four days after the court’s ruling an amount in excess of GH¢33,800 was withdrawn from GHAMRO’s accounts without the knowledge of the new managers the court asked to take over.
The amount has not been accounted for, though it has been proven they were withdrawn in three installments on the same day. One of the three signatories to the cheques is believed to be the father of a top management member of the said bank.