Prime News Ghana

NDC MP sues Controller, gov't and IGP over double salary saga

By PrimeNewsGhana

The Bolga East NDC MP, Dr Dominic Ayine, has sued the Controller and Accountant General, the government of Ghana and the Inspector General of Police over the double salary saga.

In the suit, the NDC MP said the probe into the claims serves no purpose but to “harass, denigrate and belittle the applicant for partisan political purposes.”

NDC MP  Dr Dominic Ayine also wants the court to declare that the Police cannot probe the matter in an “arbitrary and capricious manner.”

He further argued that the investigation is “null and void” because the Controller and Accountant General has not furnished him with evidence of the excess payments.

Thus, Dr Ayine wants the police to “cease and desist from taking any further action in this matter until the final determination of this case.”

NDC MP, Dr Dominic Ayine is one of the MPs said to have received double salaries while serving as both Members of Parliament and Ministers or Deputy Ministers.

25 of the NDC MPs were initially asked to report to the police, but 18 of them were later asked to disregard that invitation.

The Police during its investigation interrogated a number of the accused NDC MPs.

The Minority in Parliament had earlier denied the allegations against its members, saying no crime had been committed.

Per the dictates of public service, an official who occupies both positions is entitled to a single salary, usually equal to the level of a Minister of State.

Meanwhile, report has confirmed that the findings of the investigations on nine of the embattled NDC MPs have been forwarded to the Attorney General for advice.

Ghana News: Latest news in Ghana