Abu Jinapor, one of the deputy Chiefs of Staff embroiled in a corruption scandal at the presidency, has rubbished the allegations against him, describing it as “baloney”.
“I can say without equivocation that both Mr. Asenso Boakye and myself are squeaky clean in this matter,” he told Accra-based Joy FM Friday, September 29, 2017.
That notwithstanding, he added they are interested in the “facts, the bare facts and the truth” suggesting that they welcome further probe into the case.
“We are prepared to subject ourselves to any lawful scrutiny anywhere in the world because…we are very mindful of where we are,” he added.
The two deputy chiefs of staff, Mr. Jinapor and Asenso Boakye were accused by controversial musician Kwame A Plus of thievery and extortion at the presidency.
A statement signed by the Director General of Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service (CID) COP Bright Oduro, however, described as baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against the duo.
But in a sudden turn of events, on Wednesday, September 27, social media was awash with an audio conversation between A Plus and a senior CID official identified to be the Deputy Director General of the CID, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah which indicated that the investigatory report was a façade.
The audio, according to ACP Addo-Danquah, was doctored to tarnish her image. “I feel pained by this calculated and dastardly attempt to soil my reputation and I condemn same in no terms,” she said in a statement Thursday September 28, 2017.
However, anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, has charged the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to take over the investigations into the allegations.
“…CHRAJ should take up this matter and investigate so that we find out the truth because it [CHRAJ] does not owe any allegiance to the executive,” he said.