The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako says former President John Dramani Mahama and some of his appointees will be jailed before the election later this year.
“Before December 7 polls, Mahama and others in NDC would have been tried and jailed for their alleged corruption in the Airbus scandal”, the Regional Chairman spoke on his own TV channel, Wuntumi TV.
The Airbus scandal involved the sale of some aircraft to some countries by the planemaker, Airbus SE, with the help of intermediaries that essentially influenced key decision-makers in those countries so that Airbus SE could sell the aircraft.
Earlier this year the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office of the UK to avoid criminal prosecution. In court documents on Ghana, it stated in coded names a number of government officials who were involved in negotiations leading to the purchase of some military aircraft by Ghana’s government.
“I know for sure that if the Airbus scandal is investigated properly, the former President and other former appointees could be jailed ten years”, Chairman Wontumi added stating Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar has been jailed eight years in connection with the same scandal