- It was revealed on Monday that the office of the current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, had been bugged
- He explained the device was planted for his personal security in that office whilst he was the sector minister in 2013 and apologised to his successors
Former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseni, has apologised to his successors at the Ministry, following the discovery of a spy device at the office.
On Monday, June 10, National Security operatives retrieved an audiovisual recording device secretly planted in the office of current Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu.
The recording device – which reportedly has the ability to even pick a whisper 35 feet away – was hidden in the Coast of Arms plague hanged in the office of the minister.
Alhaji Fuseni has admitted that he planted the bug at the office but has now apologised for not informing his successors about it when he was leaving his post as Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.
According to him, the spy device was deactivated immediately he left his post, adding that “it was never intended to spy” on the ministers who took over from him.
“I apologise to my successors; it was never intended to spy on them. Nobody was spied on in the office after I had left there,” Alhaji Fuseini told the media.
“…The device was not activated and that is why, when the security agencies went to sweep the office the first time, they did not receive any signal that a device had been planted there.”
Alhaji Inusah Fuseni was the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources during the John Mahama-led administration, however, he was replaced by Nii Osah Mills, before the position went to John Peter Amewu when Nana Akufo-Addo became president after the 2016 elections.
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