Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country have, in a press release, said that the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) lacks jurisdiction to investigate alleged public procurement violations in the purchase of some 32 vehicles for the Ghana Audit Service by the Auditor-General.

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“In relation to the current investigation by EOCO, it is abundantly clear that jurisdiction over the investigation and prosecution of corruption and corruption related offences has been entrusted to the Office of the Special Prosecutor under Section 79 of the OSP Act 2017,” the press statement read.

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On November 5, 2019, EOCO launched an investigation into the alleged public procurement breaches carried out by the Auditor-General and one of his deputies in the purchase of vehicles for the Audit Service. The Auditor-General has rubbished the allegation.

Read the statement below: