The Lands and Natural Resources Minister-designate Samuel Jinapor has told Parliament’s Vetting Committee that the allegation levelled against him by musician A-Plus were baseless.
The nominee said those allegations were surprising to him because they were not founded on any basis.
He told the Committee that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) investigated the matter, evidence was taken, and those allegations were totally unwarranted.
”It was very difficult for me and, I was particularly relieved that the matter was finally tabled, before CHRAJ and that CHRAJ came to this firm conclusion.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in 2017 exonerated the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff of corruption allegations made against them by Kwame Asare Obeng, aka A-Plus.
The musician had alleged that Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye and Mr Abu Jinapor had interfered with the management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. In his opinion, such interference amounted to corruption.
Although the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had investigated the matter and exonerated the two, CHRAJ was petitioned by a group calling itself the Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana to further investigate the matter.
“Accordingly, this complaint is hereby dismissed as being without merit and totally unwarranted,” CHRAJ concluded.
The “relations between A-Plus and the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff appeared “frosty” and may have accounted for the allegations Mr. Obeng levelled against the two.
It SAID “a possible strained relationship between Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng and Mr. Asenso-Boakye might have been extended to Mr. Jinapor as well. That could possibly be the ulterior motive for the allegations Mr. Asare Obeng levelled against the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff.”