Airbus scandal: Mahama set up a bogus company in Ghana to receive bribes - NPP

Airbus scandal: Mahama set up a bogus company in Ghana to receive bribes - NPP

- The deputy campaign manager of the NPP has alleged that Mahama collected bribe monies from Airbus through a fake company he had established

- Mustapha Abdul-Hamid made the allegation at a news conference on the back of news that GOG began chasing Ghana’s share of the airbus compensation

- Mahama had always maintained his innocence despite being named as the government official one in the scandal

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Former President John Dramani Mahama reportedly set up a fake company in Ghana to collect the bribes being paid by Airbus, YEN.com.gh has gathered.

The disclosure was made at a news conference in Accra on Friday, December 4, 2020, by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Addressing the presser, the deputy campaign manager of the NPP, Mustapha Abdul Hamid, said Ghana was singled out in the scandal because of the “impunity linked to Mahama’s determination to continue cashing in on bribes in the face of international exposure.”

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Airbus scandal: Mahama set up a bogus company in Ghana to receive bribes - NPP
Airbus scandal: Mahama set up a bogus company in Ghana to receive bribes - NPP Photo Credit: Zongo and Inner Cities Ministry and John Dramani Mahama
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According to Hamid, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7 general elections, “directed his brother to set up a bogus company in Ghana to receive bribe payments.”

Mahama and his family were embroiled in, what the US Department of Justice described as the “largest global foreign bribery” case to date. The crime was uncovered by three-country investigations—the US, France, and the UK.

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An amount of €3.8m was reportedly paid to the Mahamas before the exposure.

“Despite the case having been exposed, however, the Mahama brothers continued to demand that the rest of the bribe be rightfully paid them, according to court documents. This is greed with impunity,” Abdul-Hamid told the news conference.

Meanwhile, the Akufo-Addo administration had begun moves to have Ghana’s share of the Airbus scandal compensation repatriated, YEN.com.gh can report.

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Airbus was fined about $3.9 billion in reimbursement after admitting it had for years engaged in bribery to smoothen its operations.

YEN.com.gh understands that Ghana is entitled to about $30 million of the fine.

Meanwhile, despite being named as ‘government official one’ in the scandal, Mahama denied his involvement.

He broke his silence on the issue in June, arguing that due diligence was followed in the purchase of the two aircraft for the Ghana Armed Forces.

In a separate development, the former president expressed optimism in winning the upcoming presidential race.

He described his campaign as satisfactory despite the strenuous nature of it due to the COVID-19 scourge. He said the feedback from electorates was refreshing.

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