The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has confirmed picking up some individuals indicted in the GYEEDA rot.
EOCO Director, Mortey Akpadzi, told XYZ News on Wednesday that the suspects have all been granted bail as investigations continue.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is also conducting its own investigations into the matter.
President John Mahama said on Tuesday that “dockets” will be prepared on those found to have engaged in any malfeasance and “given to the Attorney General in order that they will be prosecuted.”
The suspects were indicted in an investigative report submitted to the President by a ministerial committee tasked by Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, to probe alleged fraud at the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency following reports of corrupt contracts awarded some private companies.
Though Mr. Akpadzi told XYZ News he was immediately unable to tell the number of people arrested by EOCO so far, he had earlier told Accra-based Radio Gold that about 12 people had been granted bail in connection with the investigations.