The NPP-UK Branch Executive Committee has released the full report of the Inquiry Committee constituted to investigate a formal petition/complaint submitted to it by the Branch Chairperson of Council Of Elders, Mrs Comfort Arthur, alleging of some serious misapplication and possible stealing part of some $20,000 donated to organise a befitting funeral rites in London for the late Chairman of the NPP-UK Branch Council of Elders, Mr. Michael Boye-Anawomah.
According to one Atta, the photograher Mrs. Comfort Arthur contracted to take coverage of the funeral, “A week before the funeral, Mrs. Comfort Arthur called me and asked me to cover the funeral. Two days after the funeral Mrs. Comfort Arthur warned me not to give the photos to anyone due to the sensitivity of it. Da Costa requested for copies of the photos. I informed Da Costa that Mrs Comfort Arthur has instructed me not to give copies of the photos to anyone. Da Costa assured me that he won’t show the photos to anyone. Hours after giving the photos to Da Costa Mrs Comfort Arthur called me and said I have disappointed her by giving the photos out. She is not happy with me. She doesn’t want to talk to me again. I feel betrayed by Da Costa. I don’t want to cooperate with the investigation. Da Costa asked me for receipt but I don’t want to cooperate. Asked if he gave Da Costa receipt, Atta said he doesn’t want to cooperate. He felt that Da Costa may be pretending to be Kwaku Antwi Boasiako to get information from him Atta. He stated that no one can sack him from Npp for not cooperating.”
As per Atta’s statement to the committee, it clearly shows that, Mrs. Comfort Arthur, contracted Dr. DaCosta to carry out some payments as far as the funeral was concerned.
According to the summary 1 of the committee’s findings, DaCosta did not steal or use any part of the money for his personal use. Summary 2, states that, DaCosta did not steal the $1000.
The report further indicated that, DaCosta did not contract the photographer and others. The Photographer was contracted by Mrs. Arthur, according to the Photographer‘s testimony.
It also reveled that, Mrs Arthur, instructed DaCosta to make payments hence DaCosta was entitled to fuel car for his rounds since it is a private matter. If it is a branch activity the branch should be paying for his fuel.
It also stated that, DaCosta left the rest of the money £6000 collected with Otuo before going to Ghana.
Therefore, the honourable secretary is totally exonerated.
Meanwhile, the media is allegedly being fed with wrong information by embittered loser of the Secretaryship position Mr. Peter Antwi Boasiako and one DJ sources ( Arthur) , a friend of Mr Peter Antwi Boasiako, to dent the image of Dr. DaCosta.