Bagbin and other three to be investigated by the the Atoney General in ambulace-purchase during NDC regime when he served as the ministery of health.

A report reveals that two other personels are also fingered which include Sherry Ayittey, Alex Segbefia and Agyemang-Mensah

The decision was taken by the Attorney General (AG) when the Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency Cassiel Ato Forson acused the staste of political witchhunt. Alban Bagbin the current speaker of parliament is also being investigated for some of the actions he took in relation to the purchase of ambulances under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration when he served as Minister of Health.  Other three Sherry Ayittey, Alex Segbefia and Agyemang-Mensah were also mentioned.

She was reacting to a 2021 Christmas Eve press conference by Member of Parliament for the Ejumako Enyan-Essiam, Cassiel Ato Forson, who accused the state of political witchhunt after he was slapped with financial crime charges late last year.

The AG’s statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the Deputy Attorney-General, Diana Asonaba Dapaah, said all persons in Ghana are equal before the law.

The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed, the statement further said.

“Same (investigations) had been ongoing since 2017 with a number of statements taken from various persons at different points in time, including the Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, former Minister for Health (now Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana), Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Madam Sherry Ayittey and Dr. Alex Segbefia, all former Ministers for Health as well as the first accused,” part of the statement read.

“Investigations into the ambulance purchase contract are being finalised by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for the commencement of criminal proceedings against persons deemed fit for prosecution.

“Further statements were taken from various persons. At that stage, no issue relating to the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy of the Government had come up,” the statement added.

“All persons in Ghana are equal before the law. The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed,” according to the statement.

Mr Ato Forson had described the charges of willfully causing financial loss to the state, as frivolous and politically motivated.

Reacting the charges against him at a press conference in Accra on Friday December 24, he said “The investigation into the purchase of the ambulances, which is the basis for these frivolous charges, started in somewhere 2017.

source:skynetgh.comGhana