The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in 2015 has investigated 186 cases, according to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Appiah-Oppong.
She also indicated that the specialised government agency set up to monitor and investigate economic and organised crime on the authority of the Attorney General, is prosecuting 46 cases out of the 186 and has recovered an amount of GH¢2,419,443.72 to the state as at mid-year 2015
The Attorney General said these at the inauguration of the EOCO Board.
The nine member board was inaugurated to formulate policies to achieve EOCO’s objectives.
Members of the board include Retired Justice Amoonu-Monnie, Mr Dick Ayandi, Ghana Bar Association; Commissioner of Police Prosper Agblor, Criminal Investigation Department; Henry Acquah, Ghana Revenue Authority; Robert Donoldy, Institute Of Chartered Accountants; and Alhaji Minina Osman of the National Security Council.
The rest are Yvonne Obuobisa of the Attorney General and Justice Ministry, Yaw Akrasi Sarpong of NACOB and Justice Tsar of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).
EOCO was established by Act 804 of 2010 in line with Article 190(1) (d) of the 1992 Constitution, as one of the public services of the country to supplement and augment government’s effort in the fight against corruption.
EOCO on its website lists the following crimes that it is mandated to investigate: Money Laundering; Human Trafficking; Prohibited Cyber Activity; Currency Counterfeiting; Terrorism and Terrorist Financing among others.