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General News of Friday, 28 July 2017


Ameri deal: My hands clean – Jinapor

John Jinapor, Former Deputy Power Minister John Jinapor, Former Deputy Power Minister

Former Deputy Power Minister John Jinapor has said he is prepared for any investigations into the controversial $510 million AMERI deal insisting he is clean and has admonished the security officers to be civil on the matter.

“They gave me a letter signed by Bright Oduro inviting me to come to the CID (Criminal Investigations Department) office at 1pm on Monday but Monday 1pm, I’m told the Minister is presenting the mid-year budget to parliament,” he explained in an interview on Friday, July 28.

He revealed this a few hours after his home was raided by police officers early Friday morning.

Mr Jinapor said: “I’m not against investigations; sometimes investigations are good and I am ready to cooperate with the police and any other agency in relation to this matter. I think that the truth will come out but it should be done in a humane way”.

The raid comes three days after men from the CID confiscated laptops, phones and other electronic devices of the former Co-ordinator of the Emergency Power Programme at the Ministry of Energy, Francis Gyata following a similar raid at his home in Accra.

The raid was on Tuesday, July 25 as part of ongoing investigations into the Ameri power deal.

The raid in Gyata’s home also followed a similar raid at the home of former Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor on Monday where four officers of the CID led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) stormed the Spintex residence of former Minister to search his property in connection with investigations into the same deal. Dr Donkor is being accused of willfully causing financial loss to the state.

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