Airbus probe: Special Prosecutor invites Mahama’s brother, 3 others

Airbus probe: Special Prosecutor invites Mahama’s brother, 3 others

- Four persons have been invited by the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to assist with further investigations into the Airbus scandal

- One of the four invited persons is a sibling to Ghana's former president John Mahama

- According to the SP, Samuel Mahama would be needed for further probe

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The Special Prosecutor has invited a brother of former president John Dramani Mahama to assist in the ongoing probe into the Airbus scandal.

Samuel Mahama and three other individuals believed to have played different roles in the purchase of three aircraft from Airbus SE for Ghana are to appear before the Special Prosecutor, a statement published in the Daily Graphic said.

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The three others are Philip Sean Middlemiss; Sarah Davis and Sarah Furneaux, all British nationals.

A High Court in London on Friday, January 31, 2020, fined Airbus SE, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational corporation $3.9 billion for admitting to paying bribes to secure deals in 5 countries, including Ghana.

Following this judgment, President  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo instructed the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, to conduct an inquiry into the allegations involving Airbus SE and some Ghanaian government officials in relation to the purchase of 3 military aircraft for the Ghana Armed Forces between 2009 and 2015.

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The medical kits include 200 hospital beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), 100 gallons of hand sanitiser, 20,000 face masks and hand gloves, among others.

Also, former president, John Mahama Dramani, has donated one hundred sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) in Accra.

The items presented include 100 full sets of PPE, 100 gumboots, 120 scrubs for doctors, 50 gowns for patients, 30 gowns at the theatre, and 400 bottled water packs.

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