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27.07.2006 Social News

AG Pledges To Get To Bottom Of Cocaine Scandal

By CITY NEWS
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The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Hon. Joe Ghatey, has made the strongest declaration that his office would not shield any body found to have soiled his hands in the unfolding "cocaine bribery saga".

According to him, President John Agyekum Kufour has given the office of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice the go ahead to deal mercilessly with any person found to have been caught up in the multi-million-dollar cocaine scandal.

With a straight eye on seeing Ghana clamp down on the increasing drug menace in the country, the Attorney General was blunt in his first interview with CITI NEWS since the scandal broke out, that his office would prosecute any culprit found culpable, no matter their status or position in society.

Hon. Joe Ghatey's tough comments come at the time speculations are rife that the Justice Georgina Wood Committee was set up by government purposely to cover-up for top Police personnel who have been liked to the "Cocaine Bribery Scandal".

On Wednesday, the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) claimed it has cause to suspect that the five-member Justice Georgina Wood Committee investigating the scandal would not do a credible job.

The NDC therefore demanded the setting up of a bi-partisan Parliamentary Committee to scrutinize the scandal.

But, Hon. Joe Ghatey told CITI NEWS that the arguments should move beyond partisan politics.

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