Illegal mining accusation: Refer matter to the law court – Eugene Boakye to John Boadu

Member of Parliament for Subin Constituency, Eugene Boakye Antwi, has shared his view on John Boadu petitioning the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over accusations he is engaged in illegal mining.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the former deputy Minister for Works and Housing advised the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party to press charges against the accusers.

“I think John Boadu must seek legal advice from lawyers because it’s his integrity, his hard-earned image that is under attack here. And to get the CID involved to investigate the matter, I am not too sure about what the law says about John writing directly to the CID to initiate an investigation,” he told Randy Abbey.

John Boadu is reported to have petitioned the Criminal Investigations Department to probe a viral video that contained pictures of excavators purported to be his property, raising high-level speculation of his involvement in illegal mining.

Commenting on the issue, the MP for Subin Constituency appealed to Mr. Boadu to get his legal brains to battle the matter in court:

“If he feels that he’s been maligned, he can get the lawyers to sue the people in court because yes, I mean nobody will sit back idle and allow his reputation to be soiled. And I’m of the view that John should rather seek legal advice and proceed to the court and meet these people in court for them to come and prove the validity or authenticity of what they are saying,” Eugene stressed.

Relating his point to the President’s order to burn excavators, Mr. Antwi said no one is above the law stating that persons who are carrying out the President’s orders must be ruthless with their actions in spite of who is involved.

“If the president says go and burn the excavators no matter who it belongs to it should be burnt.  So if it’s John Boadu’s burn it. If you don’t, what’s the person trying to achieve. The president has issued a directive, right? Yes, so when you see anything excavator burn it. If it’s John Boadu’s you burn it. If it belongs to me burn it. If it’s for the president, burn it. So that we don’t get any propaganda or any stigmatization or any name-calling. Just burn it and let the people come forward,” he noted.


By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu | | Ghana

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