Amidu’s Interpol Red Alert A Game Plan To Embarrass Mahama – Alex Segbefia
Amidu’s Interpol Red Alert A Game Plan: Former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia has chided the Interpol red alert issued for Samuel Adam Fosters also called Samuel Adam Mahama and three others over their involvement in the Airbus scandal as an attempt to embarass former president John Mahama in the build up to the elections.
In a press release, Mr. Segbefia bemoaned why the special prosecutor, Martin Amidu triggered the Interpol alert when the government very well knows the residences of all the persons involved.
The statement said, “what is unusual about this particular Red Notice is that Ghana Government knows where Samuel Mahama lives in the UK up to his exact residential address.
One needs to bear in mind that all the hula-baloo about Airbus emanated from the UK courts, who have dealt with it and settled it.
And yet even though he and the other persons named in the Red Notice are British Nationals, the UK government has not thought it fit to proffer any charges against them.
He is not considered a flight risk so no restrictions have been imposed on him and he has not been asked to hand over his passport.
Why would the UK Government, based on the same facts as are narrated in the Red Notice, arrest him for Ghana government? Besides, Ghana has an extradition treaty with the UK. It also has a Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement with the UK.”
He further explained that “the Special Prosecutor must be aware that it is a forlorn hope that the UK government would extradite the three named persons. It is interesting how recently the scurrilous story found its way unto the front pages of the controversial Sun newspaper in the UK.
Individuals behind that publication are suspected to be closely tied to the family of Akufo-Addo. This so-called arrest warrant is a red herring. It is an extension of their game plan to embarrass President John Mahama because of the impending elections.”
Ghana was cited as one of five countries on January 31, in which Airbus SE, allegedly bribed government officials for favours between 2009 and 2015, according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.