Amidu rejects petition against Mahama

Martin AmiduThe Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has turned down a petition to open criminal investigation against former President John Mahama over his role in alleged payments made from the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST) to his government.


A pressure group, ‘Centre for National Affairs’ (CAN), has sent a petition to the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate former President John Mahama.


The group wants the OSP to investigate the ex-president, stating in a letter signed by its Executive Director, Samuel Odame Lartey, that it has ‘gathered’ evidence that a whopping GH¢40.5 million was transferred from BOST to the presidency under the Mahama-led administration.

The group claims the recipient’s account was Chief of Staff’s Sundries Account No.1, with account number 1018631473188 at the Bank of Ghana (BoG), and the alleged illegal transfers were done from August 2015 until early January 2017 when then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) handed over to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after the December 7, 2016 general election.


Citing impeccable sources, the request had been turned down because the matter in question is already being investigated by another state institution.


Mr Amidu is reported to have said he considered that it would be a waste of resources for his outfit to also probe the matter. –



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