Speed Up Airbus Scandal Probe – Odike Tells Martin Ami …
The founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike has urged Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to speed up investigations in probing government officials who were involved in the Airbus corruption scandal.
He tasked Special Prosecutor to investigate thoroughly the issue of corruption that involved some former government officials between the year 2009 and 2015.
” I want the Special Prosecutor [Martin Amidu] to facilitate the process of investigations into the Government officials who were involved in the Airbus corruption scandal,” Akwasi Addai Odike told Adu Gyamfi Marfo on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom TV
“NPP, NDC are destroying this country with corruption scandals, is high time Ghanaians vote both political parties out of power.”
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in stating facts of the case said between 2009 and 2015, “a number of Airbus employees made or promised success based commission payments of approximately €5 million to Intermediary 5”, who is said to be “a close relative of a high ranking elected Ghanaian Government official (Government Official 1)”.
A historic judgment at the UK Crown Court of Southwark, London, has seen Airbus SE being fined a record £3 billion in penalties after admitting it had paid huge bribes on an “endemic” basis to land contracts in 20 countries, including Ghana.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020