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Airbus scandal: Unique Prosecutor’s invitation of witnesses is just ‘noise’ – Inusah Fuseini

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Minority Spokesperson on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Inusah Fuseini, suggests the Specific Prosecutor’s invitation to some British isles citizens on the Airbus Scandal is “noise” which will sum to nothing.

This follows the Office of the Unique
Prosecutor’s (OSP) completion of preliminary investigations into the Airbus
bribery scandal.

4 people have been invited by the OSP to response thoughts relating to their roles in an alleged act and other offences in government’s acquisition of three aircrafts from Airbus.

A United kingdom/Ghanaian citizen Samuel Adam Foster alias Samuel Adam Mahama, who is explained to be connected to previous president John Mahama as properly as 3 other British citizens Philip Sean Middlemiss Sarah Davis and Sarah Furneaux, have been invited to guide in the investigations.

But according to Inusah Fuseini, the OSP, Martin Amidu, lacks the jurisdiction to execute the prosecution.

“Those persons so invited are presently British citizens. They are not within the jurisdiction of this region. In fact, it is debatable even to conclude that the alleged offence was committed in Ghana. Criminal jurisdiction is territorial in character.

“So it beats my imagination how Martin Amidu can purport to prolong his hand of invitation to people residing outdoors the boundaries or territorial region of Ghana,” Mr Fuseini said.

Mr Fuseini suggests the OSP has not invoked the
required institutional legal mechanisms that will help investigators to compel
the stated witnesses to be existing.

The Tamale Central Member of Parliament also opined that the investigation
will total to absolutely nothing as the invitees are not under any civil obligation to
cooperate.

“It is brutum fulmen. It is just noise devoid of everything. Just tell me how Martin Amidu can get the four people today into the country… Adam Mahama is in the British isles now. Are they likely to do what the Israelis did… to arrest him, douse him with substances, put him in a box and smuggle him into Ghana?”

Speaking with JoyNews’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo, Inussah Fuseini also accused Martin Amidu of betraying his intentions in the see served the witnesses adding that, it is embroiled in underpinnings of prejudice.

“You are investigating the offence of bribery by Airbus in the acquire of Casa 295s in Ghana. You are inviting four individuals to assist you in investigations. In the second paragraph of your investigation, you are describing these 4 men and women as suspects. It comes to a prima deal with summary that they have been engaged in some sort of completely wrong.”

He claimed Martin Amidu is performing wrongly in the way he is taking care of the business office, calling for a improve of tactic into the investigation.

“I hope that he employs efficiencies and efficiency,” he
reported.

The MP also believes that the “personal idiosyncrasies of Martin Amidu are standing in his way of performing right function as a Unique Prosecutor.”

“He should really not be included emotionally in discharging the mandate of his office,” Inusah Fuseini included.

Airbus bribery scandal

On January 31, 2020, Ghana was named as one of five nations which the plane maker, Airbus, paid out or tried to pay back tens of millions of pounds in bribes in trade for contracts, leading a courtroom in Britain to slap a high-quality of £3 billion on the business.

The document also alleged that opposite to portion 7 of the UK’s Bribery Act 2010, Airbus failed to avoid people related with it from “bribing many others involved with the acquire of military transport plane by the Authorities of Ghana, exactly where the mentioned bribery was meant to acquire or retain business enterprise or benefit in the carry out of organization.”

Subsequently, President Akufo-Addo referred the issue to the OSP to examine it.

A community discover by the OSP on March 31 in the Daily Graphic reported the people today recognized by an acronym in the Statement of Information and accepted as conclusions of point in a judgement of the British isles Crown Court are to support in the investigation of corruption and corruption-connected offences in the acquire of the Plane.



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