Former President John Dramani Mahama has dared Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to provide evidence of the claim that his findings implicate him as the Government Official 1 in the Airbus Bribery Scandal.
This development comes after Martin Amidu cited the former President as ‘Government Official 1’ in the Airbus Bribery Scandal in his Corruption Risk Assessment report of the controversial Agyapa Royalty deal that he submitted to President Akufo-Addo on October 16, 2020.
According to the Special Prosecutor his office is holding on with investigations into John Dramani Mahama’s involvement in the infamous Airbus scandal till after the December 7 general elections.
The SP explained, “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 an insurance as the Presidential candidate.
Reacting to the claim, former President John Mahama argued that no proper investigation was done in the matter by Mr Amidu before he arrived at that conclusion.
Speaking in an interview with Starr FM, he has accused the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu of deliberately mentioning his name and the Airbus scandal in the Agyapa report in a bid to equalize wrongdoing.
He further described the claim as a tactical plan by the ruling government and the Special Prosecutor to implicate him and divert attention from the findings on the Agyapa deal in the report.
“Not a single dollar…We are talking about a deferred prosecution agreement in which nobody’s names were mentioned and yet there’s been an inference that it must be this person, it must be that person and so legally, he doesn’t even have any basis to proceed, on what basis, on what document is he proceeding?” he said.
“What investigations has he done? Who has he spoken to? What investigation has he conducted? He should come out and tell us…” Mahama added.
“I’ve had my say on the Airbus issue. No financial benefit accrued to me. And the point is even that, there is no basis for the claim,” he reiterated.