Police invade John Jinapor’s residence over AMERI Deal

Five police officers believed to be from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Friday raided the home of former Deputy Power Minister Mr John Jinapor in search of documents relating to the controversial $510 AMERI deal.

“This morning just when I was leaving my house for parliamentary duties, 5 police men, two of them fully armed with AK 47, raided my house in search of what they claim are documents related to the Ameri contract. I was restrained for about 2 hours in the process and prevented from going to Parliament,” Mr Jinapor said in a message that is being circulated on social media.

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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