Information reaching Daily Guide indicates that Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, the immediate past Chief Executive of Ghana Cocobod, has been invited by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for questioning.

The embattled former Cocobod boss was reportedly summoned and appeared before EOCO on Friday after a said botched attempt to travel out of the country through the Kotoka International Airport.

Opuni Blocked

Dr. Opuni’s passport is said to have been seized by the security agencies as he was quizzed by officials of the anti-graft body on a wide range of issues, including illegal massive corruption in the cocoa sector.

Although officials at EOCO were tight-lipped when Daily Guide contacted them, deep throat sources insist the former Food and Drug Authority (FDA) boss was ‘freed’ late Friday with the option to be recalled for further questioning.

It is unclear what the crux of the over six hours grilling was, but the source claims it is in connection with the rot at the Cocobod where he had been the CEO for about four years.

A source described the rot as very ‘awful’ as contracts were reportedly awarded without laid down regulations and fertilizers purportedly smuggled to neighboring countries for individuals interest.

However, earlier attempts by Daily Guide to get official corroboration of the story proved futile as EOCO officials including its head justice Tsar would not speak.

An EOCO staff who only gave her name as Betty told the paper that she “does not know” that Dr. Opuni had been at EOCO, neither would she assist this reporter to seek clarity from her bosses as she claimed they were locked up in a meeting.