I’m innocent – Charles Adu Boahen denies wrongdoing in Anas exposé

I’m innocent – Charles Adu Boahen denies wrongdoing in Anas exposé

Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Mr. Charles Adu-Boahen has spoken for the first time denying any wrongdoing in the latest investigative piece by ace undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Mr. Adu Boahen said there was an attempt to entrap him and other persons in 2018.

Themed ‘Galamsey Economy’, the yet-to-be-aired documentary allegedly captures Mr. Adu Boahen asking an investor to pay a $200,000 appearance fee to enable a meeting between him and the Vice President.

He allegedly also advised the undercover investor to promise the Vice President that he would employ some of his relatives in order for his investment to begin sooner.

But Mr. Adu Boahan in a post on social media has stated categorically that he wasn’t involved in this act of which he is being accused,

“It has come to my attention that a documentary to be aired by Tiger Eye PI, and an article published in the Crusading guide of today seeks to accuse me of brokering deals for the Vice President of the Republic.

“This follows an attempt to entrap myself and other persons in 2018. Substantively I have not been involved in this act of which I am being accused,” he explained in a statement.

He said he is stepping down as the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry to avoid any “distraction to Government and the Ministry of Finance at this crucial moment.”

“Consequently I have submitted my resignation to the President of the Republic,” he noted.

He promised to submit himself to a full-scale probe to ascertain the truth of the matter.

“I will however look forward to a full investigation which I hope will reveal that I have not committed this act.”


Akufo-Addo sacks Adu Boahen

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of Mr. Charles Adu-Boahen as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.

A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin on Monday said his dismissal was with immediate effect.

“After being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, “Galamsey Economy”, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment,” the statement said.

Furthermore, President Nana Akufo-Addo has referred the “matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.”


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *