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The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has hit hard at former President, John Dramani Mahama for labelling him as a coward by deferring investigations into the controversial Airbus bribery scandal.

It would be recalled that Mr. Amidu in his corruption risk assessment report on the Agyapa deal gave an update on his investigation of the Airbus scandal and said he is convinced John Mahama was involved in wrongdoing.

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has hit hard at former President, John Dramani Mahama for labelling him as a coward by deferring investigations into the controversial Airbus bribery scandal.

It would be recalled that Mr. Amidu in his corruption risk assessment report on the Agyapa deal gave an update on his investigation of the Airbus scandal and said he is convinced John Mahama was involved in wrongdoing.

He added: “there is no question of stupidity or cowardice about it. Any person aspiring to be President of Ghana for a second term who does not know that a cardinal principle in security and intelligence is that “caution is the better part of valour” was not and is not worth the vote”.

Meanwhile, Martin Amidu who has defended Mahama’s culpability in the bribery scandal has also challenged the former to voluntarily submit himself to be interrogated over the case.

“Your Excellency, the wise and the brave former President John Dramani Mahama, man-up, wise-up, and be brave enough to come with two lawyers of your own choice to be cautioned and interrogated by this Office to demonstrate your valour and wisdom as not being elected Government Official 1 and also as not being the first guarantor to Samuel Adam Mahama’s passport application,” Amidu said in a statement issued on Monday, November 9, 2020.

What Mahama said

John Mahama accused the Special Prosecutor of deliberately mentioning his name and the Airbus scandal in the Agyapa report in a bid to equalize wrongdoing.

The former President said Martin Amidu’s move was only a diversionary tactic.

“If you have investigated Airbus, present a report on Airbus. Since you know the Agyapa report will be damning on the government, you chipped in a paragraph on Airbus. Nobody asked you about Airbus. If you were man enough, present two separate reports on the Agyapa Royalty deal and the Airbus scandal [so I can respond to you].”

“If you think I have been indicted on the Airbus scandal, accuse me directly. But because he is a coward and knew the Agyapa royalties deal will be discussed today, he chipped in a paragraph on Airbus to equalise the discussion,” he added.

Read the Special Prosecutor’s full statement below


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