The Presidency has ordered for the immediate reinstatement of the Eastern regional Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), Fred Dzeny, who was suspended on Monday.
Mr. Dzeny was asked to step aside after he asked the Akufo Addo led administration to have the political will to prosecute corrupt officials within its government before prosecuting others in the opposition.
“The ruling government should be ready first and foremost to prosecute their own when the slightest incident of corruption is raised against the ruling government then they can also get the guts to prosecute the opposition.”
“When you look at the corruption cases in Ghana, it is not just politicians who are corrupt, the public servants, civil servants they are all corrupt. When you look at it, it is the Chief Directors who prepare contract documents and other things so if we are blaming the Politicians, it is not right, it is the public servants generally,” Mr. Dzeny said in an interview with Kasapa News Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah.
A statement by EOCO Boss, ACP K. K. Amoah, later said the conduct by Mr. Dzeny was “against the ethical and professional standards of the Office. He has therefore been suspended and the matter referred to the appropriate unit for investigation.”
But sources at the Jubilee House have confirmed that the President has ordered the EOCO Boss to ensure Mr. Dzeny immediately returns to work.