- Interpol has issued a warrant for the arrest of Samuel Adam Mahama
- This is over his role in the Airbus bribery scandal
- The warrant for his arrest is to allow for his prosecution for accepting bribes to influence a public officer
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The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Samuel Adam Mahama over his role in the Airbus bribery scandal.
The warrant for his arrest is to allow for his prosecution for accepting bribes to influence a public officer and acting in collaboration with a public officer for the public officers' private gain.
He is liable to not more than 25 years imprisonment according to Interpol.
The arrest warrant which was issued on July 10, noted that once Adam Mahama is traced, “assurances are given that extradition will be sought upon arrest.
Ghana's name came up as one of the five countries in which the aviation giant, Airbus, reportedly bribed with millions of dollars in exchange for contracts.
This lead the company to be slapped with a fine of £3 billion, by a court in Britain
Airbus admitted to five counts of failing to prevent bribery, using a network of secret agents to pay large-scale backhanders to officials in foreign countries.
According to the report, there are six key actors involved in the scandal regarding Ghana.
Other British citizens; Philip Sean Middlemiss; Sarah Davis and Sarah Furneaux are connected to the case for their roles in the scandal.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, in an earlier report carried by YEN.com.gh broke his silence on the Airbus corruption scandal that was leveled against him.
He denied benefitting financially from the Airbus deal to supply aircraft to the Ghana Air Force.
Mahama revealed that he did not make any benefit whatsoever from the deal which reportedly was transacted during his time as president.
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