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Former President, John Dramani Mahama has described the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu’s decision of disclosing that he is the ‘Government Official 1’ in the Airbus Scandal as that of stupidity.
The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu in his corruption risk assessment of the Agyapa deal named the former President as the Government Official One in the Airbus Scandal, which he has submitted to the President weeks ago.
He said in the report that “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana.”
But speaking at the University of Ghana yesterday, November 4, 2020, as part of his tour of Greater Accra Region, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress said “ Amidu goes and presents Agyapa investigations and I thought he was a man enough. They say investigate Agyapa, so present a report on Agyapa. If you have investigated Airbus present a report on Airbus. In the Agyapa report, you know that it is going to be damning of this government and so you go and put one paragraph there about airbus. Nobody asked you about Airbus.”
Mr. Mahama further said “If you were man enough present Agyapa and do a report on Airbus separately and then I will come and answer you on Airbus. If you think I am indicted on accuse me directly .But because he is a coward and they knew Agyapa was going to be discussed today so he put a paragraph on Airbus to equalize the discussion. what stupidity is this?”
Airbus, an European aircraft manufacturer has been alleged to have paid bribes to some official in Ghana when it sold three aircrafts to the Military in 2015.
It admitted that it hired the brother of a top Ghanaian official as a consultant for the deal and the consultant through a third party when its Compliance Unit raised issues about the close relationship between the consultant and the top elected official, who was the decision marker.
Source: Ghana Waves