Mahama to face 2-year jail term over false passport issues

Mahama to face 2-year jail term over false passport issues

- John Mahama has been named in a paasport application form that had some false information

- According to a statement issued by Martin Amidu, the false information was captured on the passport application form of Samuel Mahama

- The law states that anyone who guarantees such false information will be liable to a jail term or fine

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Former president John Mahama according to information from the Special Prosecutor's office may face a 2-year jail term for allegedly guaranteeing a passport with false information.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb, the revelation was made by Ghana's special prosecutor, Martin Amidu.

According to the special prosecutor, Mahama’s younger brother, Samuel Adam Mahama, acquired a Ghanaian passport with a piece of wrong information in breach of the Passport and Travel Certificate Decree, 1967, NLCD 155.

Mahama to face 2-year jail term over false passport issues

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Martin Amidu alleged that John Dramani Mahama together with his elder brother Alfred Abdulai Mahama, were the guarantors for Samuel Mahama’s passport.

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The crust of the report has it that Samuel Adam Mahama indicated that he attended the University of Ghana from January 6, 1992, to November 4, 1994.

This information was reported to be false but Mahama went ahead to guarantee the application for Samuel.

Martin Amidu's statement added that Mahama and his elder brother Alfred, knew Samuel Mahama had not attended the University of Ghana in the period stated in the application.

They nonetheless guaranteed the information contained in the application for the Ghanaian passport.

A lawyer, Faisal Ibrahim weighed in on the issue:

Patriot Faisal Ibrahim writes:

...Section 15 (1) (b) states that “A person who makes a statement which is, to the knowledge of that person untrue for the purpose of procuring a passport or a travel certificate for that or any other person commits an offence.”

Punishment for this offence can lead to 2 years imprisonment, a fine or both.

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So the former President, by guaranteeing the forms for his brother, knowing that his brother did not attend the University of Ghana, has made himself liable for prosecution for the issue.

Meanwhile, a new video sighted by YEN.com.gh which saw a goat chewing the campaign poster of current president and leader of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, has erupted laughter online.

The video which was taken by some passersby saw the goat busily ripping off and chewing the poster of the president and went on to sniff it.

It would appear the hungry goat saw the flying paper as something it could chew to satisfy itself but upon sniffing, it realized that it was just some paper and not grass.

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