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CID Grills Karbo Over “Nana in My Pocket Scandal”

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Deputy Roads Minister Anthony Abayifa Karbo is set to face the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the Anas Aremeyaw Anas undercover investigations.

The invitation of the Lawra Member of Parliament (MP) follows the legislature having been mentioned by Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi who himself is being investigated in Anas latest investigative documentary.

The GFA president is alleged to have been captured in a video telling investors he has the president in his pocket.

Mr. Nyantakyi allegedly asked for $5m to create access to the president and some additional money to sort out some government appointees, including Mr. Karbo as one of those chief facilitators who can help make access to the presidency possible.

Mr. Nyantakyi, last week landed in the hands of CID officials at the Kotoka International Airport minutes after his arrival from Morocco.

He was reportedly questioned for about five hours after he had been picked by three officers from the CID to assist the police to investigate an official complaint against him lodged by President Akufo-Addo.

CID Speaks

Meanwhile, Mr. Karbo is expected at the CID in the company of his lawyers today.

The Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu confirmed the Deputy Roads Minister’s invitation to THE PUBLISHER yesterday.

He said “there will be no interview on that; But he is coming tomorrow (today) that all that I have heard”.   

Unwilling to give further details he added: “the necessary procedures have been cleared, the leadership of Parliament has been informed so he is expected tomorrow, that’s all I can confirm.”

Privileges

Although, the Legislature was unavailable for comments, he early on denied any invitation by the police.

Some MPs say the CID invitation to the Lawra MP may have breached his privileges. The MPs had said the CID invitation without formal notice to the Speaker was an affront to the dignity of Parliament.

The Anas Aremeyaw investigative documentary is expected to be aired June 6 2018 in what has been billed as explosive.

Veteran journalist Kweku Baako seen as a godfather to Anas has said the video which is about corruption in sports and politics will end the careers of those implicated in the investigations.

The GFA boss came under investigations after the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was said to have been given a 5-minute viewing of the documentary.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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