President Akufo-Addo has been dragged into the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) by the Alliance for Social Equality and Public Accountability (ASEPA) for allegedly receiving a $40,000 bribe.
He says the President took the money to influence his decision not to fire the Director of Urban Roads, according to a statement signed by its Executive Director, Mensah Thompson.
The President is seen receiving a bribe of $40,000 from individuals suspected to be linked to the (Director of Urban Roads) who had visited him at his private residence in Nima in a video documentary attached and labeled as exhibit 1.
“The purpose of this meeting was to influence the President’s decision to call on members of his party to sack the Urban Roads Director.”
However, Mr. Thompson alleges that, despite many demands for his dismissal from office, after taking the money from the Director’s spouse, her husband continued to remain in office until now.
ASEPA demands, among other items, that CHRAJ investigate the circumstances leading to the President’s bribery at his private residence in Accra.
ASEPA also wants CHRAJ to carry out a forensic audit of the personal bank accounts of President Akufo-Addo to assess the flow of funds into his personal accounts.
In order to ascertain if there is a connection between the funds and the award of any government contract or the appointment of any public official, the Alliance wants the Commission to find out the sources of the funds.