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OSP drops 17 charges against former PPA boss, discontinues case against

The Special Prosecutor has filed eight fresh charges and withdrawn the first seventeen against Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the former CEO of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

This modification also means that all charges against Francis Arhin, his brother-in-law, will be dropped.

Adjei is facing eight charges, all of which are related to accusations that he used his position of public authority for personal benefit and that he used his indirect influence to influence procurement procedures in order to obtain unfair benefits in contract awards.


The charges have been altered, which is a significant departure from the original 17 charges and shows the prosecution’s changing position in the case.

Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, was the prosecution’s witness, and he was extensively cross-examined for more than a year before the ruling was made.

The case is based on accusations made in August 2019 when Adjei was allegedly accused of abusing his position at the PPA to favor Talent Discovery Limited in contract allocations in Manasseh Azure Awuni’s documentary, “Contract for Sale.”

Francis Kwaku Arhin, Adjei’s brother-in-law, was first charged with something regarding his purported involvement with Talent Discovery Limited, but he has since been exonerated of all charges.

Adjei, who led PPA as CEO from March 2017 to August 2019, was fired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after the documentary was released.

The conclusions in the documentary “Contract for Sale” led the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to urge his removal from office.