The reason behind her tweet may be as a result of the recent charges filed by the Attorney General against Ato Essien and three former executives of the now defunct Capital Bank.
On August 14, 2018, the licences of the Capital and UT banks were revoked by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after it had declared them insolvent. The BoG allowed the state-owned bank, GCB Bank, to acquire the two banks in order to protect depositors’ funds and also enable them to stay afloat.
Ato Essien for the first time, granted an with Ace broadcaster Paul Adom Otchere on Good Evening Ghana which airs on Metro Tv. In the interview Ato Essien made claims that signified that the collapse of his bank was a deliberate attempt by some polical powers. He claimed that the current Finance Minister had approached him back in 2016 to buy Capital Bank which he refused.
Barely a week after the interview was aired, the Attorney General has filed twenty-six (26) fresh charges against the Ato Essien and three other executives – Fitzgerald Odonkor, Kate Quartey-Papafio and Tetteh Nettey. The charges, as filed at the Accra High Court, include conspiracy to steal, stealing and money laundering.
Nana Aba Anamoah believes it was due to the issues he raised in the interview that has caused the recent charges.
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