The Ghana Police Service administration has confirmed that, the office of the Special Prosecutor Mr. Martin Amidu has requested for the arrest of one Samuel Adam Foster alias Adam and three (3) other persons in connection with the controversial Airbus scandal.
In a statement issued by the Deputy Superintendent of Police Juliana Obeng, Mr. Martin Amidu has made his request through the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to the Interpol General Secretariat following an arrest warrant secured at a Circuit Court.
According to the statement, the Interpol General Secretariat has issued a Red Notice to arrest Mr. Samuel Adam Foster alias Adam Mahama for involving in an alleged illegal Airbus scandal and other three persons including, Philip Sean Middlenmiss, Leanne Sarah Davis and Sarah Furneaux.
Reports suggest that, the individuals the Red Notice has been issued on may be jailed if proven guilty after further investigation.
According to information available, the prime suspect Mr. Samuel Adam Foster alias Adam Mahama may be jailed for twenty-five (25) years when arrested and proven guilty of the alleged Airbus bribery scandal.
Mr. Samuel Adam Foster alias Adam Mahama, was charged for “accepting a bribe to influence a public officer” and “acting in collaboration with a public officer for the public officer’s private profit”
After the Interpol Red Notice in search of the aforementioned individuals, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has publicly described the Red Notice as fraudulent, useless, politically motivated and lack credibility.
Earlier, the Republic of Ghana in January has been captured among five Countries whose top government officials were allegedly bribed in an Airbus contract, a global aerospace group, Airbus SE, in an exchange for business favours between the year 2009 and 2015 during the National Democratic Congress regime according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
According to reports available, the scandal led to a bribe of £3 billion in settlement by Airbus with France, the United Kingdom and the United States to avoid corporate criminal charges.
Read below the full statement issued by the CID of the Ghana Police Service.