Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has dared NDC Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama to show up in his office for interrogation for his involvement in the Airbus saga.
Mr Amidu says the former President should “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”.
Mr Mahama had questioned the inclusion of Airbus scandal investigations in the Special Prosecutors’ findings on the Agyapa Royalties agreement.
According to him, the inclusion of the development which is currently a subject of investigations is a clear attempt by Martin Amidu to offset the potential damage against government after the Corruption Risk Assessment went public.
In the findings submitted to President Akufo-Addo, the Mr Amidu went beyond the Agyapa deal to reveal that the NDC flagbearer is the mysterious ‘Government Official 1’ whose “brother is Samuel Adam Mahama” cited in the Airbus probe.
Speaking during his Accra Tour at the University of Ghana he said the development was unfortunate adding that, “nobody asked you about Airbus.”
“If you [Martin Amidu] were man enough, present Agyapa and do a report on Airbus separately. And I will come as a man and answer you on Airbus. If you think I’m indicted in Airbus, accuse me directly.
“But because he is a coward and he knew they were going to discuss Agyapa, he put a paragraph on Airbus to equalise the discussion. I mean what stupidity is this?” he said.
A press release issued by the Office Of Special Prosecutor however defends the inclusion of the Airbus issue in the Agyapa report. The SP in the release insists the NDC Candidate is Government Official 1.
He further accuses the former President of guaranteeing the passport application of his brother Samuel Adam Mahama despite knowing very well he had not attended the University of Ghana as claimed.