The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service, as part of its investigations into the activities of Central Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Horace Ekow Ewusi, who was arrested over some missing excavators, are about searching his residence.
Adom News’ Kwame Anum who is following the case at the CID headquarters has reported that the police have started a second phase of questioning of the politician as far as the matter is concerned.
He also reported that lawyers for Mr Awusi were at the CID headquarters to demand that he is granted bail but their plea was refused with the police insisting they would only do so after a search of the suspect’s home.
Mr Ewusi has also been ordered by the CID to produce documents of the missing excavators as they want to establish the number of excavators in his possession.
The taskforce leading the investigation has urged members of the public who may have paid any money to Mr Awusi with the hope of retrieving their seized excavators from his possession but were unsuccessful, to report to the CID with proper documents for further investigations.
Mr. Ekow Ewusi was arrested for interrogations at the CID Headquarters in Accra over his role in some missing excavators and other equipment seized from illegal mining operators.
His arrest followed a request made by the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Frimpong Boateng.
The ‘Request for Investigation’ letter written by Professor Frimpong Boateng to the Director General of the Police CID said Mr Ekow Awusi was contracted to cart excavators and other vehicles and pieces of equipment seized by Operation Vanguard to designated areas for safe keeping.
However, the letter suggested some of the items had gone missing from his care with documents suggesting he signed to authorise the movement of the equipment.
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