It was interesting to read the Facebook Page remarks of the journalist-mauling Stanislav Xoese Dogbe, the former Mahama Presidential Staffer, who has been publicly described as Ghana’s de facto President by Mr. Alban SK Bagbin at a time that everybody thought the country was being ruled by then President John Dramani Mahama (that is, from July 2012 to January 7, 2017), presume to haughtily lecture President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the Airbus SE Scandal not to order Special Prosecutor Martin ABK Amidu to investigate the role that the Woyome-funding operatives of the tandem Mills-Mahama regimes of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) likely played in the same (See “Why Investigate Airbus Matter When Ghana Did Not Lose Any Money – Stan Dogbe” Graphic.com.gh / Ghanaweb.com 2/3/20).
Well, as the preceding referencing shows, yours truly did not actually visit the Facebook Page of the man who has been widely rumored to have been the mastermind behind the barbaric stabbing assassination of Mr. Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, grandson of the legendary Doyen of Gold Coast and Modern Ghanaian Politics, namely, Dr. Joseph (Kwame Kyeretwie) Boakye Danquah. Rather, he picked the nonsensical effusions of Mr. Dogbe from Ghanaweb.com which apparently migrated the same from the website of the state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper.
On his Facebook Page, the man who has also been both rumored and alleged to have treated the late Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur like his family dog, tells the nation and President Akufo-Addo that Ghana did not lose any money in the Airbus SE Scandal, in which the largest European airplane manufacturer was just last week fined in a tort settlement by a London Serious Fraud High Court to the humongous tune of £ 3 Billion (Pounds Sterling), approximately $ 4 Billion (USD), in which Airbus executives were found to have paid out huge sums of bribery money to beat out competitors on the airplane supply market.
If, indeed, Ghana did not lose any money, then why would Airbus SE pay out unspecified huge sums of money in the form of bribery to Ghanaian government officials to beat out their industry competitors? If somebody benefited from the contractual supply of airplanes to the country, which clearly appears to be what the documents containing Airbus’ pretrial settlement with the British High Court are saying, then, of course, Ghana definitely did lose money and, I mean, a humongous chunk of money, very likely, in the form of gross and criminal overpricing.
Remember, we are talking about a seismic racket involving the architects of the infamous Judgment-Debt official scam-artistry. The aforesaid Airbus SE mega-racket is also alleged to have involved government officials of such former British colonies and protectorates as Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Mr. Dogbe may very well need to immediately check himself into either the Accra or Pantang mental hospitals.
I have yet to familiarize myself with the alleged and widely publicized tax exemptions and/or tax breaks awarded to an Akufo-Addo relative, to the undoubtedly significant tune of some $ 24 Million; but I am already inclined to believe that the requisite and appropriate legal and judicial protocols and guidelines were followed to the letter.
At any rate, whatever the real case on the ground may be, absolutely nothing stops critics and dissenters like the Mahama surrogate – Or is he a Mahama shots caller? – from suing in court if, indeed, he has justiciable and/or forensically sustainable evidence indicating that any wrongdoing occurred here. The fact of the matter, even as we have been given by reliable news reports, is that the court documents in the Airbus SE case deliberately left out the names of the alleged payola recipients precisely because the pretrial judge and the prosecutors involved in the case expect criminal investigations to be imminently opened up in the countries affected by this mega-scam.
Now, let the criminally haughty Mr. Dogbe tell Ghanaians that he either knows the laws of the land, Britain, that is, much better than the trained professional practitioners or that he is more legally savvy or knowledgeable in international law as governs commercial enterprises, such as Airbus SE is alleged to have been involved, than the judge and the prosecutors who brought Airbus SE to book.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York