The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has denied claims by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, that he holds the medical records of former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu.
Mr Agyapong accused Mr Amidu of having a medical problem for which reason he should not have been appointed as Special Prosecutor in the first place.
He alleged on his Accra-based Net 2TV on Wednesday night, 18 November 2020 that Mr Ayariga intended using that information against Mr Amidu during his vetting by parliament, but did not due to former President John Mahama’s intervention.
“Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” Mr Agyapong dared.
“Ayariga was going to take him on to produce his medical records and explain why he went to Germany [but] Mahama told him to stop. ‘Don’t raise this question at the Appointment Committee’. Mahama advised them not to raise that issue [about] the medical records and it was never brought up because they knew that one [day] this will happen,” the Assin Central lawmaker alleged.
But speaking to Accra-based Citi FM on Thursday, 19 November 2020, Mr Ayariga denied being the source of such information.
He said: “Let me just put on record that I don’t have any medical records of him [Amidu] being in Germany for treatment. My honourable colleague [Kennedy Agyapong], definitely we meet in parliament, we have conversations and during the period of my investigation, and the way Martin himself was in the media about it, a lot of people were sympathetic and met me in the chamber and often had conversations with me about the case. I don’t recall having a discussion with Hon. Kennedy in which I made revelations about medical conditions and treatment in Germany. I will plead that I should be left out of the conversation”.
Mr Amidu has also denied visiting Germany for medical treatment.
According to the citizen vigilante, Mr Agyapong has lost all credibility, as such, the charges levelled against him, which he described as “false”, should be ignored.
He said: “The allegation is coming from an incredible source, a person who has lost all credibility as far as truth is concerned. I mean, Kennedy Agyapong is known in Ghana as somebody who speaks lies at any person of integrity who tries to fight corruption, so, I’m not surprised that he will stoop that low to make accusations without any foundation in fact or in truth.
“I have never been to Germany on any occasion for any medical checkup, I don’t know any German hospital or any German clinic, and therefore, these allegations are false.
“He says he has documents on me having gone for medical treatment in Germany, he should produce them because my passports are available; I have not been to Germany. Indeed, I don’t know Germany let alone to go for medical treatment.
“The whole of my tenure, from the PNDC in 83 to when I left office on the 19th, I have never had the opportunity to visit Germany, let alone to visit a medical facility.”