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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lawra Constituency and a Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Abayifaa Karbo has for the first time since the release of the investigative piece of undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas made a public statement.
The name of the lawmaker was mentioned by the embattled President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi leading to his invitation by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
Mr Karbo was subsequently invited by the police where he gave them a statement as a person of interest in which stating he was unaware of any activity, whether remotely or closely of anyone or a group of people who intended to use the name of the president or himself to extort money from investors with him in concert.
The police after that indicated they were not treating him as a suspect clarifying claims he was also under investigations for alleged defrauding by false pretenses.
On his facebook page, the tough-talking lawmaker urged influence peddlers to draw bitter lessons from the incident and not use the names of persons in authority to receive favours.
He wrote”Many have asked what happened with the Police. Yes, my name was one of those unfortunately and falsely dropped by Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The Police invited me to assist them. We had a conversation for half an hour. They asked me to go, satisfied that I had absolutely nothing to answer for.
I see this as a big lesson for the many influence peddlers out there who are quick to falsely use names of government officials to deceive or to receive favours from others. Let’s do the right thing.
Let’s all let our conscience be our guide. God bless Ghana”