This comes after the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice scoffed off at suggestions that the criminal suit against the Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency, Dr. Ato Forson is a witch hunt.
Alban Bagbin among NDC officials investigated for causing financial loss to the state
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin is among officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration under investigations in relation to the purchase of ambulances when he [Bagbin] served as the Minister of Health.
The AG said the MP has questions to answer and he is not being prosecuted because he is a government critic.
A statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the Deputy Attorney-General, Diana Asonaba Dapaah, said all persons in Ghana are equal before the law.
The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed, the AG said.
It said: "Same (investigations) had been ongoing since 2017 with a number of statements taken from various persons at different points in time, including the Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, former Minister for Health (now Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana), Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Madam Sherry Ayittey, and Dr. Alex Segbefia, all former Ministers for Health as well as the first accused," part of the statement read.
"Investigations into the ambulance purchase contract are being finalised by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for the commencement of criminal proceedings against persons deemed fit for prosecution.
"Further statements were taken from various persons. At that stage, no issue relating to the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy of the Government had come up," the statement added.
"All persons in Ghana are equal before the law. The status of a Member of Parliament is no bar to prosecution for a crime committed," the statement noted.
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