I am disappointed in Martin Amidu for calling me Gov’t official 1 in Airbus scandal- Mahama

Former President John Mahama says he is very disappointed in Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu for calling him Government official 1 in the Airbus SE scandal.

speaking in an interview with Accra base radio statio, he said , I am disappointed in Martin Amidu for putting that paragraph in his report to equalize things

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) says it has established the identity of the elected Government official 1 in the Airbus SE scandal as former President John Dramani Mahama.

According to the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, “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 of the other largest political party in Ghana."

He argued that "prudence dictated that the interrogation be held in abeyance during this election season.”

Mr Amidu stated these as part of his observations in the corruption risk assessment report on the Agyapa Royalties deal which he submitted to the Office of the President on October 16, 2020.

Citing some of the cases his office was working on in relation to the fight against corruption in Ghana, Mr Amidu mentioned that his Office also has warrants of arrest issued by the Courts of Ghana, and an Interpol Red Alert Notice outstanding for execution in the case of the Republic v. Samuel Adam Mahama and Others (known as the Airbus SE – Ghana Bribery Scandal involving the then Government of Ghana).

He added that he also has documentary evidence of suspected forgeries and deceit of a public officer by the three full blood brothers in the corruption transaction to obtain a Ghanaian passport for Samuel Adam Mahama, who he said was a “blood brother” of former President Mahama