NPP Communications Director calls for further investigations into resigned Minister

NPP Communications Director calls for further investigations into resigned Minister

- Yaw Buabeng Asamoah has urged the police to commence investigations into the conduct of resigned Minister, Rockson Bukari

- According to him, the state security apparatus must now take steps to deal with the alleged acts of corruption the former minister was involved in

Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, has called for resigned Minister, Rockson Bukari, to be further investigated.

According to him, the police must take up the matter and investigate Mr. Bukari over the corruption allegations levelled against him.

He said President Akufo-Addo has done his part by accepting the resignation of Mr. Bukari.

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Certainly, if there is anything actionable by way of intent, that ought not to be stopped,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.

It is part of the process where we all realise that we are not above the law and we should be responsible for our actions.”

Mr. Bukari, who was a Minister of State at the Office of the President, has been in the news in lately, following allegations of some corrupt practices he was involved in.

In a leaked tape, he was heard attempting to bribe the Starr FM journalist, Edward Adeti, to kill a story against a judge and a Chinese mining firm when he was Upper East Regional Minister.

Although the Minister denied the allegations, he formally tendered in his resignation on Monday, April 29, 2019.

A statement from Mr. Bukari’s office said he was making peace with the journalist, rather than trying to bribe him.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Minister’s approach by way of pleading with Edeti is typical with his peace-making intervention approach to situations, and in this case, sought to avoid what he was informed was a misjudgement sought to be projected to hurt the reputation of a retiring judge in the region he had superintended as minister,” sections of the statement read.

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However, Mr. Buabeng Asamoah believes while the Minister has resigned, the matter should not end there.

There are two levels; the ethical level, where he has resigned and that is commendable. Then there is the actionable level; it depends on whether there is criminality in the tape and they can find a provision in the criminal code to deal with,” he added.

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