The Economic and Organised crime office (EOCO), has recovered an amount of Ninety- nine million, one Hundred and sixty five Thousand, three hundred and sixty- nine Ghana cedis and twenty nine pesewas of proceeds from crime from 2014 to March 2019.
He indicated that “majority of the cases were centered on prohibited cyber activities including romance scams where many of the youth engage their foreign victims online and succeed in ripping them off of huge sums of money”.
The Executive Director of EOCO, COP Frank Adu- Poku (Rtd) disclosed this at a national stakeholder conference in Accra.
According to him, 1,855 cases which was investigated involved tax fraud, personation and defrauding by false pretences.
The rest are money laundering, prohibited cyber activities, bank fraud, payroll fraud and human trafficking.
The forum which was attended by representatives of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Transparency International, IEA, star Ghana.
Others were STAR Ghana, CHRAJ, NCCE, PIAC, Office of the special prosecutor among others.
The maiden national stakeholder conference forms part of EOCO’S efforts to deepen stakeholder’s understanding of its operations and also provide an opportunity for constructive review and evaluation of the Institution since its inception.
The forum was under the theme ” combating organised crime in Ghana: A shared responsibility.
By: Ebenezer Kofi Amponsah @myafricaonline.com