Former 2nd Deputy BOG governor refutes illegal cash printing claims

A publication by the Daily Guide newspaper say he had agreed with officials at the Flagstaff House under the John Mahama administration to illegally print 50 cedis denominated notes to influence the 2016 elections.

The newspaper said its sources said Dr Asiama was queried about the extra cash printing reports and he allegedly admitted it happened, but explained that officials of the presidency at the time, mounted pressure on him to okay the deal.

Responding to that, Dr Asiama, through his lawyers, noted: "Our attention has been drawn to some newspaper publications and communications of a smear campaign which is being used to tarnish the image and reputation of our client.“We wish to state that these are part of the plan to get him out of office and any publication by such newspapers should be treated with the contempt that it deserves," the statement by Mr Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu of Lord & Lords said.

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