Visa Fraud: I'll be exonerated – Hadzide

Deputy Sports Minister, Pious Enam Hadzide, has welcomed his suspension from office by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with the hope that he would be exonerated after probe into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 Ghanaians who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretenses in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games...


Deputy Sports Minister, Pious Enam Hadzide, has welcomed his suspension from office by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with the hope that he would be exonerated after probe into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 Ghanaians who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretenses in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games.

Mr Hadzide and the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Robert Sarfo Mensah were on Thursday, 12 September 2018 suspended after preliminary investigations was conducted into the visa scandal.

Reacting to his suspension on Ekosii Sen on Accra-based Asempa FM shortly after the announcement, Mr Hadzide said he knows nothing about the scandal or how the 60 people who faked their identities got visas to Australia for the games.

He said he had not been called before any investigative body, but, being the head of the international games committee, was enough basis for the president to ask him to step aside.

He added however that: “After the investigations, they’ll realise that I know nothing about it and I’ll be exonerated.”

Meanwhile, the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, the Board Chairman of the NSA Kwadwo Baah Agyemang and the chef-de-maison for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr Mohammed Shanoon have also being recalled from the games to assist in investigations currently being undertaken by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police service.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



Related Posts

See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter

Support Stonebwoy: Shatta Wale to fans

Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Kwaku Manu unfazed by his exclusion from movies

Nicki Minaj jumps into Drake’s Beef With Pusha T

Lemar Odom : Brothel owner's house burns down

Accra FM DJ gives to high-life legends

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail

Leave a reply
your email address will not be published

Featured Posts

Black Maidens drawn against host in 2018 WC opener


It’s time to produce mining inputs locally – Akufo-Addo


Retract or I sue – Asenso-Boakye to A Plus


See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


Free SHS: GHS124m released


‘Open UGMC Now’ campaigner granted bail


It’s time to produce mining inputs locally – Akufo-Addo


See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


‘Open UGMC Now’ campaigner granted bail


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


Free SHS: GHS124m released


Free SHS: GHS124m released