General News of Sunday, 30 July 2017
State institutions have come under severe attack for not punishing persons found to have committed various offences to serve as deterrent to others with same evil intent.
“Ghana has a very bad record.…nobody goes to jail for corruption he or she committed “vice president of the IMANI Africa, Mr. Kofi Bentil alleged.
“We are very corrupt as people of this country “, the private legal practitioner made the allegations Saturday on Joy FM’s Newsfile analysis program.
“We have the police, Economics and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and others why do we have to establish the office of the Independent Special Prosecutor”, he quizzed.
He asked the essence of the establishment of Office of a Special Prosecutor when these institutions have been mandated to do the work.
According to him, it is out of place for the government to establish any office to handle cases of political nature with existing mandated institutions in already in place.
“Why then have Special Prosecutor’s Office”, Lawyer Kofi Bentil quizzed on the show hosted by Samson Lardy.
Meanwhile, another private legal practitioner, Kwame Akuffo has also kicked against the setting up any office to aide prosecution on the government’s behalf.
A former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine on the floor of parliament argued the government has breached procedures in laying document before them for deliberations