General News of Thursday, 3 August 2017
Former Deputy Minister of Power, John Abdulai Jinapor has confirmed his encounter with officials of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
He described the encounter as satisfactory indicating that it offered him a good opportunity to clear the air on the controversial AMERI power deal.
“Had a brief but satisfactory encounter with the CID headquarters in respect of the Ameri Contract. This is certainly a good opportunity to clear the dust and shed light on the project. Hate, lies and fabrication will never stand the test of time”
The Tema home of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapaei-Kusawgu Constituency was last Friday morning raided by officials from Criminal and Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in search of documents regarding AMERI.
But Mr Jinapor has promised to fully cooperate with the security agencies in unraveling the truth behind the deal.
He said: “I cannot run away from it but I was not directly involved in the AMERI deal. It was my Minister who did and signed everything after parliament had approved so I do not understand why they will come to my house and be asking for documents”, he wondered.
According to him, on assumption of office, the current government constituted the Addison Committee and they offered to present to them the necessary documents but they were told it is not relevant only to now start using gun-wielding cops to be harassing them.
Narrating how his home was raided, the former presidential spokesperson said “I dressed up for parliament when I was told there were these people at my gate and that two of them were wearing police uniform looking for me. I asked why they allowed them in and when they came they disclosed that they had a court warrant to search my house for documents on AMERI.
I told them I don’t have documents with me because the documents were left with the Ministry but they insisted and refused to give me a copy of the search warrant. They said it was an order from above so I had no option but allow them. They have taken my mobile phone but I had no laptops and pen drives”, he revealed