Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has accused the government of witch-hunting Ibrahim Mahama, after the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) invited the latter for questioning last Tuesday.
Mr. Mahama, who is a brother of former President John Mahama, was invited by EOCO for questioning over some dud cheques he issued to the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Ports to clear some heavy duty equipment he imported into the country.
It can be recalled that the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, alleged on Oman FM in March, this year that Mahama defrauded the state some GH¢14million.
He thus pledged to commit suicide if the government did not incarcerate Mr. Mahama.
But it is, however, not clear whether EOCO interrogated Mr. Mahama on some of those allegations levelled against him but many, including Dr. Nyaho-Tamakoe, believe his invitation was connected to the threat by the maverick (NPP) Member of Parliament.
Speaking last Wednesday in an interview with Starr News, Ibrahim Alhassan, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe declared that Mr. Mahama, who happens to be his nephew, is no fraud and the claim that he got richer during the administration of former President Mahama was inexplicable.
According to him, all businessmen do issue post-dated cheques and that was what Mahama did, adding that there was nothing wrong with it.
Mr. Mahama, he added, is not perturbed by the harassment from the EOCO, noting that “Ibrahim Mahama will never fail.”
“He will never ever fail,” he emphasized.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com /Nsiah Yeboah, Kumasi