The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng has listed the Airbus Scandal as one of the corruption cases that his outfit is investigating.
Inquiries into the alleged bribery case resurfaced in the latest report issued by the Office of the special prosecutor (OSP) which is among some 70 cases that is before the special prosecutor.
In a report titled “Half Yearly” issued on Monday, August 15, 2022 stated that “Investigation into alleged bribery by Airbus SE, a European multinational aerospace corporation, in respect of the sale and purchase of military aircrafts for the Republic is ongoing. The Office is engaged with INTERPOL and the central authorities of the United Kingdom and the United States under the mutual legal assistance regime.”
Investigations into the alleged €4 million bribery case by Airbus SE which began in July, 2020 continue to make waves as the new SP remain determined to seek justice for the state.
Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu opened investigation into the alleged bribery case which allegedly pointed to the former first gentleman of the land as Government Official 1 or Individual 1 that both United Kingdom and United States referred to in their investigation into the Airbus SE scandal.
The brother of the former President also surfaced as a person of interest as the name Samuel Adam Foster, aka Samuel Adam Mahama, described as intermediary 5 in the investigations allegedly played a role in collecting bribes on behalf top Ghanaian officials in the purchase and supply of the aircraft to the Ghana Armed Forces.
Before his resignation as the special prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu wrote a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting Adam Mahama to return to Ghana to face prosecution over the alleged Airbus bribery scandal.
“This Office has today written letter with reference number OSP/SCR/2D/34/20 dated 24th July 2020 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to offer Samuel Adam Mahama, the opportunity to accept to voluntarily evacuate on the evacuation flight for Ghanaian citizens stranded in the United Kingdom to return to Ghana through scheduled flight on 27th July 2020.”
Mr. Amidu said in the statement that, he was being attacked by persons close to Mr. Mahama for allegedly tarnishing the former President’s image.