Snooping device: Okudzeto recommends Fuseini prosecution for ‘invasion of privacy’
A member of the Council of State, Sam Okudzeto, says former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources must be prosecuted for secretly snooping on his successor, John Peter Amewu.
The experienced lawyer and a former President of the Ghana Bar Association says Inusah Fuseini’s action is illegal because it borders on invasion of privacy.
“It is not allowed anywhere in the world. In fact, he should be prosecuted for doing that,” he told Class FM Wednesday.
The detection of the audio-visual device was announced on Monday amid widespread public dismay.
National Security operatives carried out an unannounced sweeping of Mr Amewu’s office and found the gadget tactfully planted behind a huge Coat of Arms.
Mr Inusah Fuseini has said the device is dead because the installation process was not complete, a claim the security agencies are yet to confirm.
According to the MP for Tamale Central, he received the device as a gift and installed it as an added security measure but some commentators say the former Minister’s Confession is a ruse to shield powerful names.
Many commentators have also wondered why Mr Fuseini never mentioned the existence of the device in his handing over notes.
Nii Osah Mills, who took over the Ministry from Mr Fuseini, has said, in all his two-and-half stay in office, he was not told about the remote controlled audio-visual recorder capable of picking a whisper 35 feet away.
The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has earned faceless but influential enemies because it spearheads state efforts to root out illegal mining in the country.