Controversial musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus has denied recording and leaking a secret recording which purportedly captures a conversation between him and an investigator appealing to the musician to manage corruption claims leveled against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor.
He said he did not have any conversation with the police officer and leaking the audio to exonerate himself.
"I have not leaked any tape or even recorded any police officer. I have not had the chance to listen to any tape suggesting I was the one and so there is no way I can own that voice," he said.
An audio recording has emerged indicating that the corruption allegations levelled against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff confirms that the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service points to the fact that the duo, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Asenso-Boakye probably engaged in corruption.
In a leaked audio recording, a senior female police officer was heard saying the the final police report was massaged.
In the leaked tape containing the voice of A Plus and the female police officer contradicts the contents of final report of the CID.
In the audio, the police officer said "as for the corruption aspect of it, from what you said and what we’ve gone to confirm, you wouldn’t be too far from right to say that this is what happened, but we need to manage… the people are your people. We need to find the best way to ensure that Korle Bu works the way we all want it to work."
The Police officer added that "you need somebody who’ll be neutral to tell them exactly what is there for them to understand and I wish I could have an audience with the President himself. Because it looks like most of the things doesn’t get to him…yes I feel sad for him."
She said: "I feel he has good intentions but he’s not going to achieve it."
A Plus on the other side, said he has achieved his aim. "For me I think I have achieved my aim"
But A plus in an interview on Accra-based Kasapa FM said "The tape is inaudible to me, I couldn’t hear a thing as you played it. The voices sound more like the chatter of ghosts."
He added that "So give me up to tomorrow morning to listen to the tape then I’m sure I can confirm its content to the people of Ghana.
"I’ll come and tell the whole country tomorrow morning whether it is true or not, but what you just played on radio was so inaudible to me, I didn’t hear a thing," A-Plus insisted.
According to him, after he made those allegations and was invited by the police, he has received numerous calls from police officers but cannot state categorically that the tape circulating on social media is indeed his voice.
"Yes, I made allegations against the two deputy chiefs of staff. I was invited by the police and was interrogated and at a point in time received calls but how can I be the owner when I have not even recorded any police officer.
"Ghanaians should not jump into conclusion and not put any police officer into trouble because I have not recorded any police officer. Though they have cleared the two, I still stand by the claims," he added.
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