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Bagbin, Other NDC Officials Being Investigated For Various Allegations – Attorney General Reveals



The Speaker of Parliament, Right Honorable Alban Bagbin is currently among a number of NDC officials being investigated for various allegations of impropriety, the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame has revealed.

Mr. Dame made this revelation while reacting to a claim of witch-hunting by MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson following the charge of wilfully causing financial loss to the state levelled against him by the state.

A Statement issued on behalf of the AG by his deputy, Diana Asonaba Dapaah said, “all persons are equal before the law”.

The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed, the statement further said.

“Same (investigations) had been ongoing since 2017 with a number of statements taken from various persons at different points in time, including the Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, former Minister for Health (now Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana), Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Madam Sherry Ayittey and Dr. Alex Segbefia, all former Ministers for Health as well as the first accused,” part of the statement read.

“Investigations into the ambulance purchase contract are being finalised by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for the commencement of criminal proceedings against persons deemed fit for prosecution.

“Further statements were taken from various persons. At that stage, no issue relating to the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy of the Government had come up,” the statement added.

“All persons in Ghana are equal before the law. The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed,” according to the statement.

Mr. Ato Forson has been charged for his role as then deputy Minister for Finance in the procurement of some ambulances which were deemed to be defective.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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