- Mr. John Jinapor's home was searched by police for documents regarding the controversial Ameri Group deal
- He said he was not allowed to leave the house was the search was under way
- Nothing was found, but his phone was confiscated
Former Deputy Power Minister, Hon. John Jinapor has stated that the appearance of armed policemen at his Tema residence in the morning of today, Friday, July 28th, to search his home has left his children traumatized.
According to reports, the raid on the former Deputy Power Minister's home was in connection to his involvement in the controversial deal between the former Mahama led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.
Recounting the incident, Hon. John Jinapor, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Yapei Kusawgu constituency, stated that as he was about to leave his home for parliament this morning he was accosted by five policemen, two of which were armed with AK47 assault rifles.
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The policemen reportedly informed Hon. Jinapor that they possessed a court issued search warrant authorizing them to search his home for any documents that have anything to do the with the controversial Ameri Group deal.
The former Deputy Power Minister said he was not allowed to leave the house while the policemen searched his home.
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“I knew it was not appropriate but if you have people with weapons in the house, and the fact that my children were traumatized, I had no choice but to open my house to them,” the MP recounted".
After unsuccessfully searching the MP's home, the men confiscated his mobile phone, and requested that he relinquish his parliament assigned laptop.
“...they couldn’t find whatever document they were looking for. They said they wanted my laptop and I made it clear to them the laptop was in Parliament because the laptop was the property of Parliament and it was secured in Parliament.”
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