Ameri deal: Ayine slams ‘Gestapo tactics’

Kwabena Donkor34Former Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor

A former Deputy Attorney General Dr Dominic Ayine has criticised the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the raid of the house of former Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor in connection with the controversial $510 Ameri power deal.

“I mean why use Gestapo tactics to try to get evidence from him? I think that is condemnable,” he told Class91.3FM’s Moro Awudu on Tuesday, July 25.

Four officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) on Monday dawn stormed the Spintex residence of the Pru East MP.

The officers got to his private residence while he was still asleep. He is being investigated for willfully causing financial loss with regards to the AMERI deal.

The CID search, understands, occurred for between two and three hours. His four pen drives and laptop were seized by the officers.

Dr Donkor has, however, said that he “will petition the Speaker because I am a sitting MP” and there is a certain protocol which has to be followed but has been breached.

Dr Ayine, who served under the erstwhile Mahama administration was of the view that “if you have evidence that he [Dr Donkor] has caused financial loss to the state, do you need to raid his house early in the morning?”

“They could have invited him politely as a former Minister, as a Member of Parliament that: ‘We are investigating this and we want you to come in and make a statement.’ But to go to his house early in the morning and raid the house as if he is criminal, I think it is condemnable,” he added.

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