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I’ve Submitted Myself To EOCO–Otabil

Written by | August 14, 2018 | 0
Pastor Mensa Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil has disclosed the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) is investigating him over developments leading to the collapse of Capital Bank.

As the board chairman of the defunct Capital Bank, the anti-graft body has invited him over circumstances leading to the revocation of the bank’s license by the Central Bank a year ago.

In a statement to state his side of the story following social media backlash over his role at the bank, the preacher said: “Since the takeover of the bank exactly a year ago today, various mandated state institutions have been investigating and working to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of what happened, why it happened and who was responsible for what. I have been invited by EOCO and I have submitted myself to their processes and answered all their questions faithfully.

“Meanwhile, as a believer in the rule of law, I will continue to cooperate with the mandated institutions of state as they complete their investigations. I am confident that in the process, the national interest and the rights of all parties involved will be protected,” Dr. Otabil pointed out.

Dr. Otabil noted some decisions “did not turn out as well as had been anticipated” when Capital Bank was in operation, however, he stressed he was not in charge of the daily “management and operations of the Bank.”

However, he noted: “As far as I can tell, everything was done with the best of intentions and the interest of various stakeholders in mind.”

Describing the collapse of the bank as “unforeseen outcomes,” the preacher emphasized: “I remain resolute in my belief in the Ghanaian and African entrepreneurial spirit. I will therefore continue to lend my support and mentorship to inspire others who dare to dream and work towards the promise of Africa’s growth and transformation.”

PRESS RELEASE FROM PASTOR MENSA OTABIL
RE: CAPITAL BANK AND RELATED MATTERS
Greetings!

  1. I have observed with concern, the ongoing media discussions regarding developments in the Banking Sector and my role either directly or
    indirectly.
  2. I accepted to be Board Chairman of Capital Bank in a bid to help strengthen a promising Ghanaian enterprise that had potential but also
    challenges. I was excited about the prospects of a young man from a disadvantaged background who was daring to create opportunities and employment.
  3. My position was a non-executive role. I was therefore not involved in the day-to-day management and operations of the Bank.
  4. In the course of time, some decisions made turned out well while some did not turn out as well as had been anticipated. As far as I can tell,
    everything was done with the best of intentions and the interest of various stakeholders in mind.
  5. My foremost concern, as has been the case over the past year, is for the well-being of those who lost their jobs and those who may have been adversely affected in any way as a result of these developments. My heart goes out to them and to their dependents. I continue to pray for God’s guidance and sustenance as they navigate the course of their lives.
  1. Since the takeover of the bank exactly a year ago today, various mandated state institutions have been investigating and working to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of what happened, why it happened and who was responsible for what. I have been invited by EOCO and I have submitted myself to their processes and answered all their questions faithfully.
  2. For some time now, many discussion platforms have made varied references to me and to my perceived role. Some have reached out to me
    for clarifications regarding issues that have been raised. I have preferred not to respond in the public domain, not as an admission of guilt, but out of respect for the due process and the ongoing investigations.
  3. Notwithstanding some unforeseen outcomes, I remain resolute in my belief in the Ghanaian and African entrepreneurial spirit. I will thereforecontinue to lend my support and mentorship to inspire others who dare to dream and work towards the promise of Africa’s growth and transformation.
  4. Meanwhile, as a believer in the rule of law, I will continue to cooperate with the mandated institutions of stateas they complete their investigations.

I am confident that in the process, the national interest and the rights of all parties involved will be protected.

Shalom, peace and life to you.
Signed,
Pastor Mensa Otabil.14th August, 2018.

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