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Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, says President Akufo-Addo should invite the Deputy Director of the CID, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah to the flagstaff house if he truly wants to fight corruption.
He was reacting to a leaked tape on which Madam Yaa Tiwaa appears to suggest that the Police lopsided its report in an investigation into allegations of corruption leveled against some state officials by A-Plus.
According to Vitus Azeem, the President will help clear the minds of Ghanaians as far as the Police report is concerned.
Controversial Musician, Kwame Asare Obeng affectionately called A Plus, alleged Francis Asenso Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, the two deputy Chiefs of Staff, are corrupt; prompting the President to call for thorough investigations into the matter in his resolve to fight corruption under his administration.
The Police CID subsequently invited him (A-Plus) to their headquarters for interrogation and to provide further evidence to his claims.
Subsequently, the Deputy Chiefs of Staff were cleared of any acts of corruption because the musician failed to substantiate the claims of corruption against them.
However, barely two weeks after that report, a leaked tape containing the voice of A Plus and the female investigator contradicting the contents of the final report has surfaced.
"as for the corruption aspect of it, from what you said and what we’ve gone to confirm, you wouldn’t be too far from right to say that this is what happened, but we need to manage… the people are your people. We need to find the best way to ensure that Korle Bu works the way we all want it to work....
“....I feel sad for Nana, I think he has good intentions but he is not going to achieve them. You need somebody who’ll be neutral to tell them exactly what is there for them to understand and I wish I could have an audience with the President himself. Because it looks like most of the things doesn’t get to him…yes I feel sad for him,” Maame Yaa Tiwaa allegedly said on the leaked tape.
However in a personal statement issued Thursday, Madam Yaa Tiwaa said the telephone conversation between her and A-plus "has been doctored and/or edited to achieve a deliberate, mischievous and evil purpose".
Speaking in an interview on Citi Eyewitness news, Thursday, Vitus Azeem said “if the President is really serious about fighting corruption, since the voice tape said the fellow wished she could have access to the president to express her frustration, whether it is true or not, I’m sure the President has heard that so to clear the minds of Ghanaians, the president should invite the policewoman and listen to her. I think that is the best approach…. As the president, we trust him and we have confidence in him so whatever that conversation comes up with, if he puts it in the public domain, majority of Ghanaians will believe him,” he said.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) which is an independent body established to protect fundamental human rights and to ensure good governance for every person in Ghana, can take up this issue (A-Plus/Corruption/leaked tape) and investigate, according to Vitus Azeem.
He said because CHRAJ is an independent body and it is not under the umbrella of the Executive, its findings are likely to be accepted.
“From the conversations that have gone on, there appears to be some credibility gap that will need further questioning and investigations. CHRAJ too can on its own take the matter and investigate because it is an allegation of corruption,” he said.
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