One of the aspirants for the Vice Chairmanship slot of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP); Omari Wadie has revealed that the embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni siphoned four hundred million Dollars from the accounts of the company to establish the Heritage Bank.
According to him, where did Dr. Opuni who was one time CEO of Food and Drugs Authority when the then National Democratic Congress came to power under late president John Evans Atta-Mills get that whopping amount of money to help in the establishment of a bank.
He says the CEO allegedly siphoned funds meant for the development of the capacity of Cocoa farmers across the country.
Mr. Omari Wadie, popularly known as Chairman Wadie quizzes the role of the ex-Cocobod CEO in the establishment of the bank on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show hosted by Kwame Afrifa Mensah on Happy FM in Accra.
He said aside investing Cocobod funds meant for Cocoa out growers he chose to invest it into a private bank. He also invested some of the funds into the renovations of a guest house for the luxury of the ex-president John Dramani Mahama.
He explained that the ex-president as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister never built at Bole and the said renovations by Cocobod was to build something in relation to Kempriski in Accra for the ex-president in Bole.
He added that CEO forced the management of Cocobod to fund his late mother’s funeral held in the Brong Ahafo region.
He gave the assurance that very soon people will be called to answer for the roles they played in the dissipation of Cocobod funds.
Source: Cecil MENSAH