Anti-corruption agency, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) says people should ignore a video circulating on social media aimed at damaging its Executive Director and staff.
In a statement signed by Jacqueline Avotri, Public Affairs Director of the Office, the Office described the video as “malicious and slanderous.”
The Office said at no time did K.K. Amoah nor any member of staff receive any gifts from the embattled CEO of gold dealership firm, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah.
“The video is malicious and slanderous with the aim of destroying the image of the Office and the reputation of the Executive Director. The supposed brother (KOD) of Nana Appiah Mensah has no basis for his allegations. We wish to state clearly that statement is totally false,” the statement said.
The statement is in response to a video which has gone viral by one KOD who alleges that EOCO and its head has no moral right to seize the assets of Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1.
This was after the Office froze the bank accounts of NAM1 and proceeded to also seize all other assets.
But the EOCO denies this saying neither Mr Amoah nor any member of the staff “has in no time received cash of any denomination, nor mobile phones, nor 4×4 Land Cruisers from Nana Appiah.”
According to EOCO, the freezing of assets belonging to the gold dealership firm and its associated companies has incurred the wrath of beneficiaries of the assets which might have prompted such action.
“The video and its alleged content will not deter the Office from retrieving and preserving the assets owned by Menzgold and its Associate Companies,” it said.
Economic and Organised Crime Office assures the public that it has a duty to perform and would continue to secure the assets of Menzgold and its associated companies in accordance with its mandate as confirmed by the court.