Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has dared NDC Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama to show up in his office for interrogation for his involvement in the Airbus saga.
It would be recalled that Mr. Amidu in his corruption risk assessment report on the Agyapa deal gave an update on his investigation of the Airbus scandal and said he is convinced John Mahama was involved in wrongdoing.
Amidu had earlier insisted that he deferred the decision to interrogate the former President because Mahama is contesting for the presidency in the upcoming general election.
Mr Mahama, addressing the report, described the inclusion of the Airbus scandal, which named him as Government Official 1, as coward, and challenged to be accused directly.
“If you were man enough present Agyapa and do a report on Airbus separately and then I will come and answer you on Airbus. If you think I am indicted on accusing me directly.
But Amidu has defended his outfit’s decision to defer the probe saying it is in the interest of national security.
It will be recalled that in February this year, the Office of the President formally petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor, informing it about allegations of bribery in the acquisition of three military aircraft by the government between 2009 and 2015.