The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has dared former President John Dramani Mahama to appear before his office to prove his innocence in the Airbus scandal.
“Your Excellency, the Wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application,” the Special Prosecutor said in a statement dated November 9, 2020.
Amidu’s challenge to the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) comes on the back of calls on Mahama by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, (ASEPA), to avail himself for interrogation into the Airbus scandal if he believed he’s clean.
For ASEPA, Mahama shouldn’t wait for an invitation from the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to prove his innocence.
“Former President Mahama being fully aware of the gravity of these allegations must in our opinion; if indeed he wishes to clear any misconception that he is not “Government Official 1” proves that he walks the talk; that his leadership holds a better record in dealing with corruption by working with the OSP to ensure that the investigations are completed,” the Executive Secretary of the Anti-corruption and civil advocacy group, Mensah Thompson charged.
Amidu last week named the former President as the mysterious ‘government official 1’ in the Airbus scandal.
In a corruption risk assessment report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal, Amidu stated that his office “established the identity of elected Government official 1 to be former President John Dramani Mahama whose brother of the full blood is Samuel Adam Foster also known as Samuel Adam Mahama.”
However, the only reason the former President had not been invited for interrogation was the fact that he got himself insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana, Amidu said.
Read the Special Prosecutor’s latest statement below
Source: Daily Mail GH