The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has revealed the reason why Former President John Mahama has not been invited for interrogation into the Airbus scandal.
The Special Prosecutor in a memo revealed that John Mahama is Government official 1 in the said investigations but has not been invited because he has gotten himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana that is the NDC.
The Special Prosecutor had previously sent out invitations to four persons in connection with investigations into the airbus transaction.
The Special Prosecutor in his report on the Agyapa deal also disclosed that Mr. Mahama’s links to the deal had been noted, but the probe had only been suspended due to the electioneering campaign.
Read Martin Amidu’s comment on the matter below:
On January 31, 2020, Ghana was cited as one of five countries in which global aerospace group, Airbus SE, allegedly bribed or promised payments to senior officials in exchange for business favours between 2009 and 2015, according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
This led to a record £3 billion in settlement by Airbus with France, the United Kingdom and the United States to avoid corporate criminal charges.
President Akufo-Addo later referred the Airbus bribery scandal to the Office of the Special Prosecutor for investigations.