Deputy Majority Chief Whip Matthew Nyindam says former President John Mahama is corrupt but the ongoing Airbus investigation presents him an opportunity to clear his name.
He was speaking after the Minority in Parliament accused the Majority that the arrest warrant for Adam Mahama is an attempt to attack former President Mahama’s integrity.
Mr Nyindam says this is not a political with hunt and the rule of law is only been applied.
“John Mahama should come out and say he was not involved that is the most important thing whether it’s politically motivated or not, I have no facts about that. It is up to him to come out and tell Ghanaians about his involvement in this particular scandal. He should clear the air so everybody will be free. John Mahama when it comes to corruption is known, he is known to be corrupt, we know his stance on corruption”.
Interpol on July 16, 20202 issued a red alert for the arrest for Samuel Adam Foster, also known as Adam Mahama brother of former President John Mahama for prosecution over his role in the Airbus bribery scandal.
He is being charged with “accepting a bribe to influence a public officer” and “acting in collaboration with a public officer for the public officer’s private profit”.
Adam Mahama is facing up to 25 years in prison if found guilty.
On January 31, Ghana was cited as one of five countries in which global aerospace group, Airbus SE, allegedly bribed or promised payments to senior officials in exchange for business favours between 2009 and 2015, according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
This led to a record £3 billion in settlement by Airbus with France, the United Kingdom and the United States to avoid corporate criminal charges.