The Winneba District Police Commander Superintendant Samuel Aseidu Okanta says his outfit is investigating a pure criminal case against the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Effutu Parliamentary Candidate, Dr James Kofi Annan.
Dr James Kofi Annan has denied claims of being a thief alleging that the incumbent Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin is the one using the police to intimidate him.
He has been charged with dishonestly receiving GHC100,000 cash into his accounts contrary to section 147 of Act 29 and stealing which is contrary to section 124 of the same Act. He has been granted bail after appearing before the Winneba District Court.
According to Dr Annan, contrary to police claims that he dishonestly used money which is not his, a prominent sub-chief in the Central Region, (name withheld) donated an amount of GH¢100,000 to support his association “Winneba is King Movement” for specific activities in the Effutu constituency long before his declaration as to the Parliamentary Candidate for the NDC.
The money, Kofi Annan said was paid in two equal installments, one on the 4th of February 2020 through the Consolidated Bank Ghana and the other on the 7th of February 2020 via the same bank.
Dr. Annan observed that his checks further revealed that the complainant appears to have links with the Parliamentary candidate of NPP, Alexander Afenyo Markin.
“My preliminary investigations tells me that the said company, Petrinock Investment Enterprise and its attendant account were deliberately set up primarily to wage a smear campaign against my person to find something of smear value against me since my opponent has so far failed to get any single scandal around me” he added.
“Somebody should tell my opponent, Afenyo-Markin that he will not get any scandal around me unless he manufactures some for me” he warned.
But speaking in an interview, Superintendent Asiedu Okanta stated that his outfit is only doing its professional job and cannot be used as the NDC candidate is claiming.
He added that from his investigation nothing shows that the incumbent New Patriotic Party(NPP) Member of Parliament, Alexander Afenyo Markin has a hand in the issues surrounding the embattled NDC candidate.