EOCO retrieves GH¢79 million proceeds from crime as of the end of June 2023

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has managed to recover a whopping GH¢79 million in crime proceeds for the state as of the end of June 2023.

The Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Commissioner of Police (COP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Dankwa, said her outfit worked hard to retrieve misappropriated money from businesses and individuals who under-declared taxes to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and other wealth illegally acquired at the expense of state institutions such as the Gaming Commission and the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA).

In interaction with editors and media practitioners in Accra, COP Addo Danquah stated that it was part of EOCO’s mandate to investigate and where possible retrieve monies lost.

According to her, some of the achievements of the office could not be quantified financially.

Those she listed included rescuing and uniting human trafficking victims with their families, creating awareness of activities that could make people fall into the arms of perpetrators of economic and organised crime, and working with other law enforcement agencies to combat and prevent crime.

She said her outfit played a crucial role in the country’s efforts to combat economic and organised crimes.

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

In November 2022, EOCO retrieved GH¢27.55 million from criminals from January to October 2022.

She said the recovered amount is a record high for EOCO compared to an average of about five million Ghana cedis in previous years.

COP Addo-Danquah disclosed that her outfit intends to improve on its recoveries, sensitization programmes on Cybercrimes, gaming, and outreach programmes to markets, communities, and religious institutions in 2023.



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