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Juaben MCE nominee invited by Special Prosecutor for questioning over corruption

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Alex Sarfo- Kantanka, the beleaguered Juaben Municipal Chief Executive nominee, has been summoned for questioning by the Special Prosecutor.

In a letter dated November 2, Kissi Agyebeng stated that his organization has begun investigations into claims of corruption and corruption-related offenses against the nominee.

Mr Sarfo-Kantanka has failed to gain the support of members of the Juaben Municipal Assembly on two times to become their MCE.

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Juaben MCE nominee invited by Special Prosecutor for questioning over corruption

He is shown openly demanding funds he allegedly paid to some of the 26 assembly members to sway their votes in a video that went viral on Monday.

Mr Sarfo-Kantanka received six votes out of a total of 26 votes on his first attempt.

In his second effort, he failed again, receiving only 10 votes.

When he failed in his second effort, he is believed to have requested a refund of cash paid to assembly members in exchange for his endorsement.

According to sources, each of the 26 assembly members was allegedly paid GH5,000 to persuade them to vote in his favor.

But, for the second time, the assembly members flatly rejected him, infuriating him.

On November 1, 2021, police intervention was required to prevent supporters of the nominee from assaulting Atwima Nwabiagya South MP Emmanuel Agyei Anhwere and assembly members.

Supporters of the nominee gathered on the assembly grounds, threatening to harm all assembly members incarcerated in that building.

The Regional Minister had to be rescued from a mob attack by the police.

The mob, however, assaulted Emmanuel Agyei Anhwere, a member of the Ashanti Caucus of MPs.

Around the same time, the nominee went into the assembly’s conference room to demand a refund of money he allegedly paid to members of the assembly.

After learning of the alleged bribe payment, the police intervened and detained Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka.

Superintendent Alex Kwaku Obeng, Director of Police Public Affairs, said in a press statement that the nominee was arrested to help police with their investigations.

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