The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has interrogated four more former ministers in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government headed by John Dramani Mahama.
The former ministers, who were/are Members of Parliament (MPs), have been caught in the ongoing double salary scandal.
Three of them, including Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, former Minister of Youth and Sports, who doubles as the current opposition NDC MP for Odododiodioo Constituency and Alhassan Azong, former minister of state in charge of Public Sector Reforms and former People’s National Convention (PNC) MP for Builsa South, were grilled by the CID yesterday.
As at press time, another ex-minister believed to be Alex Segbefia, former Minister of Health whose name was not readily available, was being interrogated by the police. It is not clear if Mr Segbefia was representing a client since he was not an MP, and so could not have drawn double salary. He had earlier represented some of the suspects at the CID headdquarters.
On Friday, Dr. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine, who served as Deputy Attorney General under President John Mahama, was also at the CID headquarters to be interrogated.
When the scandal broke, Nii Lante Vanderpuye told Hot FM, Citi FM, among others, that he had not been invited by the police, claiming that DAILY GUIDE was defaming him. He threatened to sue the paper if an apology was not rendered.
But yesterday, DAILY GUIDE learnt that he was at the CID headquarters where he was granted police enquiry bail.