Police storm residence of former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor

Police storm residence of former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor

- Dr Donkor bemoans how the state is going about the AMERI issue

- The former Power Minister's premises was thoroughly searched Monday morning

The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police raided the home of former Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor Monday in search of evidence.

According to the MP for Pru East, the personnel from the CID arrived at his home on Monday morning.

Police storm residence of former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor

Dr Kwabena Donkor said the police officers arrived at his house with a warrant demanding to search the premises

In an interview with Citi News, Dr Donkor said the CID men showed up in his house around 6:00 am.

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It was a few minutes after 6… There were 4 of them led by an Assistant Superintended of Police. They showed me a warrant obtained from a circuit court and said I was a suspect for having caused financial loss to the state and so they should come and search my premises, retrieve my laptop and other electronic devices.

The officers were very professional and they were here for about 2 hours. I said I have nothing to hide so they should go ahead. They searched the whole house. They took away my laptop and some pen drives,” Kwabena Donkor narrated.

Dr Donkor however, expressed surprise he wasn’t notified ahead of the search.

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I read for the first time on the warrant that I was the suspect for causing financial loss. Nobody has cautioned me, nobody has tried me. I’ve never been told anywhere that I’ve caused financial loss. The officers said they were looking for documentations on AMERI so they were very specific,” he said.

He also told Joy FM that every document on AMERI was public knowledge and wonder why a sitting MP will be subjected to a search.

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In any case, if they were investigating Ameri, I probably didn’t expect that as a sitting MP, they should come to me with a search warrant.”

Ghanaians on social media expressed varied opinions on the search of the former Minister's home.

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