The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it will investigate allegations that some Minority legislators received double salaries despite claims of political witch-hunting.
Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated earlier this week that the police have withdrawn at least 18 of the letters sent to the former appointees cited in the allegations.
The North Tongu MP told Joy News’ Evans Mensah he received a phone call from the Police CID apologizing for the letter.
He reported the police CID officer as saying he was no longer an object of investigation and should therefore not report to the CID office as was requested in the April 5 letter sent to him.
But Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said he wanted the CID to put into writing their decision to withdraw the earlier letter sent to him.
But it seems that letter of apology will not be written. Instead, the CID has issued a letter stating its intention to pursue the matter.
The CID has indicated in a release that it will be pursuing the probe against nine opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislators including, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, and Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini. Mr. Fuseini.
“The persons under investigation have either been invited or will be invited to confer with the Director-General, CID on the subject of investigation at scheduled dates and times,” the release signed by Director of Public Affairs, DSP Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, said.