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It will be difficult for OSP to prove corruption-related offences in alleged vote-buying cases – Joseph Kpemka - MyJoyOnline

It will be difficult for OSP to prove corruption-related offences in alleged vote-buying cases – Joseph Kpemka - MyJoyOnline

Kpemka emphasised that even if the distributed funds were not substantial, there must be justification if the investigation uncovers that the money was provided for transportation and sustenance purposes.

He added that there must be justification if significant amounts of money were distributed, saying the accused persons would have to clarify their motives behind such monetary disbursements and whether the funds were intended to influence the delegates in any way.

“So that is also going to be on the basis of evidence and remember that in law, the act reviews under the intent will have to coincide for you to secure a conviction.

The former Deputy AG also expressed belief that it will be a tall order for the OSP to prove these allegations.

“It will be a very difficult situation to establish because sometimes witnesses may not even be ready and forthcoming with evidence that indeed the money that was offered to them.”

Meanwhile, NPP has condemned allegations of vote-buying that marred the party’s Orphan Constituency Parliamentary elections.

“It is for the OSP and the police service to also take up all those indulging in these activities that the party does not support.”

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