General News of Tuesday, 11 July 2017
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has said he is surprised his predecessor never informed him about an audio-visual device he secretly installed in his office.
Speaking on Starr Today, Mr. Amewu said he has been taken aback by the turn of events because Mr Inusah Fuseini could have alerted him about the device during their interactions at Parliament.
Mr. Fuseini has confessed fixing the spying device to monitor activities in his office, however, he said there was no malice intended.
“That was my personal property,” Mr. Fuseini told Francis Abban on Morning Starr Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in reply to a direct question regarding the ownership of the spying device. He said the apprehension that greeted the development was unwarranted because the device was not fully installed.
“It was not working. The installation was not completed,” he said.
According to Mr Amewu, it would have been prudent for Mr. Fuseini to divulge such information to the security agencies rather than go public with it.
“I would have preferred maybe if he had remained quiet and just inform the security that he is the one behind it and they can handle it at that level,” Mr. Amewu stated.
“I am not in a position to say whether it’s working,” the minister remarked.
The National Security Monday, July 10, 2017, uncovered the secretly planted audio-visual recorder in a huge Coat of Arms plaque hanging in the Minister’s office. The espionage set up included a camera, a storage unit and another device suspected to be a transmitter. It is believed to be able to pick a whisper 35-feet away.