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‘I Will Not Succumb To Cheap Blackmail’ – Haruna Iddrisu Denies $2.5 Million Bribe Allegations



In response to allegations of corruption leveled against him by South African news portal News24, Haruna Iddrisu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South in Ghana, vehemently denied any involvement in illicit activities. The allegations stemmed from an investigative report by News24, implicating Iddrisu in receiving bribes amounting to over US$2.5 million (47 million rands) from the siblings Rushil and Nishani Singh, who operated the Ghana Infrastructure Company (GIC) from 2017 to 2022.

According to the report, Iddrisu was purportedly a ‘broker’ for GIC in Ghana, facilitating deals for the company. However, in a rejoinder copied to GhanaWeb, Iddrisu categorically refuted these claims, stating that he had never brokered any deals for GIC or benefited from the company’s affairs. He emphasized that he had neither received any payments from GIC nor from the Singh siblings, labeling the allegations as “cheap blackmail” and propaganda aimed at tarnishing his reputation.

Iddrisu further challenged the credibility of the investigative report, asserting that it failed to provide any evidence of his association with GIC or the Singhs. He highlighted discrepancies in the breakdown of alleged payments, arguing that payments attributed to him lacked basis and were mere fabrications. Additionally, he clarified that he neither held any position nor had any financial ties with GIC, discrediting claims of receiving funds for the construction of his house or funding foreign trips.

The former Minority Leader of the 8th Parliament of Ghana denounced the allegations as unfounded and malicious, aimed at undermining the trust and integrity of his office as the MP for Tamale South. He urged for a fair and impartial investigation into the matter to clear his name of any wrongdoing.

The News24 investigative report alleged that between 2015 and 2020, Nishani Singh made several payments amounting to R47 million directly to Iddrisu or to others at his request or for his benefit. These payments purportedly included donations to political campaigns, payments to a company associated with Iddrisu’s non-profit organization, and funds for construction projects.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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