Member of Parliament for Lawra and Deputy Roads Minister, Anthony Karbo, has vehemently denied knowledge of attempts to use President Akufo-Addo’s name to defraud investors.
According to reports, Karbo was mentioned by the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi who is under investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department for defrauding by false pretence.
Sources say Mr. Karbo is being treated as a suspect after he was recorded by an undercover journalist allegedly claiming to help some ‘investors’ see the president if they pay $5m.
Anthony Karbo responded to a police invitation to interrogate him over the scandal which has been hyped as containing the downfall of big names in sports and politics.
the He came to the Criminal Investigations Department in Accra with the company of his lawyer Gary Nimako, and spent 20 minutes writing a statement and responding to queries.
The police are however treating Karbo as a person of interest and not a suspect, Joy News Parker Wilson reported.
The investigations began after the President reported the alleged conduct of Nyantakyi to the police after viewing the video done by Anas.
President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi was on last week Wednesday arrested over fraud allegations.
It follows a complaint by President Akufo-Addo to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service that the FA boss was using the President’s name fraudulently.
The president watched excerpts of an investigative piece by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, dubbed “Number 12” in which Mr Nyantakyi was seen negotiating for an amount of money using the name of the president.
He has since been invited by the police.