Mahama Is Government Official One : Martin Amidu

The special prosecutor Martin Alamisi Amidu has finally opened up and named former President John Dramani Mahama as the one tagged government official 1 in the Airbus scandal.

According to Martin Amidu, the main reason why the former president is not being investigated is because of the December polls.

“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 insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana”, he said.

In February this year, global airplane manufacturing giant, Airbus SE, was fined a record three billion pounds in penalties by the UK Crown Court of Southwark, London, after admitting it had paid huge bribes on an “endemic” basis to land contracts in 20 countries, including Ghana and in the United States.

The damages against Airbus SE, with Case No.: 1:20-cr-00021 (TFH), were being assessed after the historic judgment at the District Court of Columbia.

UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), in documents sent to court, quoted at least five million Euros as payment of kickbacks to a top Ghanaian official through an intermediary who is a close relative of “a high-ranking elected Ghanaian government official” during the Mahama administration.

Martin Amidu stated that there is enough “reasonable suspicion” of corruption and bribery in the deferred prosecution arrangement between Airbus and the British Serious Fraud Office in which Ghana was featured.

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