Celebrities to explain sources of income – EOCO

Ghanaian Celebrities to explain sources of income

After Mona Hajia4Real’s involvement in Romance scam investigation and subsequent sentencing to 5 years, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) of Ghana has stated that it will start probing the source of wealth for our celebrities.

This development comes after Hajai4Real made headlines after she was found guilty in a $2 million romance scam case.

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The recent incident has brought attention to concerns over the perceived inability of Ghanaian authorities to curb the proliferation of illicit enrichment.

Edward Cudjoe, who leads the administration and investigations at EOCO, disclosed that protocols were established to initiate lifestyle audits targeting individuals with unexplained affluence.

He stressed EOCO’s intention to deviate from current laws, which require individuals to be under investigation before being questioned about the origins of their riches.

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We are leading the charge by ourselves, making certain proposals for the amendment of the law to align with international standards. This ensures that any gaps in your financial profile are substantiated by your earnings. Any disparities must be clarified to law enforcement, and the burden of proof rests on the individual to explain the origin of those resources,” he said.