Airbus scandal : Special Prosecutor invites Mahama’s brother, 3 others

Airbus scandal : Special Prosecutor invites Mahama’s brother, 3 others

The Special Prosecutor has invited four persons including brother of former President John Mahama to appear before him in an ongoing probe into the Airbus scandal.

The four are believed to have played different roles in the purchase of three aircraft from Airbus SE for Ghana, a statement published in the Daily Graphic said.

The four include Samuel Mahama, brother of Ghana’s former leader and other British nationals- Philip Sean Middlemiss, Sarah Davis and Sarah Furneaux.

A High Court in London on Friday, January 31, 2020, fined Airbus SE, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational corporation $3.9 billion for admitting to paying bribes to secure deals in 5 countries, including Ghana.

Following this judgement, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo instructed the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu to conduct an inquiry into the allegations involving Airbus SE and some Ghanaian government officials in relation to the purchase of 3 military aircraft for the Ghana Armed Forces between 2009 and 2015.

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