Metro Mass MD ordered to proceed on leave over ‘corruption’

Metro Mass MD ordered to proceed on leave over ‘corruption’

- The MD has been accused of procurement fraud and other corrupt deals after taken over the company

- He has also been accused of paying Ghc40,000 bribe another man to seal his mouth over corrupt deals

The Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit Limited, Bennet Aboagye has been ordered by the company board to proceed on leave with immediate effect.

According to Starr FM report, the personal assistant of the MD, Yiadom Kesse has also been asked to vacate his position.

Metro Mass MD ordered to proceed on leave over ‘corruption’

Lawal receiving the alleged bribe money from Mr. Aboagye

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The sudden action comes in the wake of the corruption scandal that has rocked the company over the last few days.

The staff union of the transport company on Tuesday petitioned the Transport Minister to demand the immediate removal of Mr. Aboagye for full scale investigations into his alleged corruption and procurement breaches.

The Metro Mass MD has been accused of breaching several procurement laws in the acquisition of some 300 buses since taking over the company over a year ago.

Mr. Aboagye and a leading member of the NPP, Dr. Amoako Tuffuor are accused of attempting to bribe the whistle blower of the alleged rot with GHc40, 000 when they were confronted with evidence.

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But the embattled MD in defense has described the allegations as attempted blackmail.

According Bennet Aboagye, his office was bugged with a recording device by his accuser who also threatened to release some audio conversations of him to the public if an amount of GHc1m was not paid to him.

To this effect, Mr. Aboagye has confirmed paying an amount of GHc40, 000 to his accuser known as Lawal, but stated that the amount was to trap his accuser to retrieve the supposed recording from him as advised by the Police CID.

The MD told Accra-based Starr FM on Tuesday that he will not allow a few “rabble-rousers” to force him out of office over false accusations.

“It is not within their purview to ask me to step aside. The requisite authorities will decide and not some few rabble-rousers who want to cause trouble,” he said.

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