Adu Boahen denies taking bribes with Bawumia’s name
Charles Adu Boahen, a former Minister of State in the Finance Ministry, has refuted claims that he used the vice president’s name and peddled influence.
To take bribes from investors from Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to an investigative report by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which has not yet been broadcast, Mr. Adu Boahen is seen soliciting an investor for a $200,000 appearance fee to set up a meeting between him and the Vice President.
In order to expedite his investment, Mr. Adu Boahen allegedly advised the undercover investor to convince the Vice President that he would hire some of his relatives.
On Monday, Mr. Adu Boahen’s position was abruptly cancelled by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to a statement from Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at Jubilee House, the President made the choice after learning about the accusations made against the Minister in the exposé known as “Galamsey Economy.”
After speaking with Mr. Adu Boahen, the president decided to rescind his appointment.
But Mr. Adu Boahen claimed in a statement that there had been an attempt to frame him in 2018 and that he is innocent of all charges brought against him.
He did, however, add that he would work with the appropriate authorities to conduct thorough investigations to establish his innocence.