A member of NDC’s communications team Baba Sadiq Abdula has named some known individuals who allegedly influenced Ghana’s fight against illegal mining activities that have since wreak havoc to Ghana’s natural water bodies.
According Baba Sidiq, the group of three he described as a ‘cartel’ used blackmail, and extortion to coerce Prof Frimpong-Boateng into yielding to their requests.
The 3, named by Baba Sidiq as Gabby Otchere-Darko, Kwaku Baako and Egbert Faibille were out to protect just one individual in the person of Emmanuel Donald Entsuah, owner of Imperial Mining and A&C Alaska.
Read Baba Sidiq full comment made on Accra-based TV station Onua.
“You remember Erastus Asare Donkor did an investigative documentary where one of the companies he focused on was the same Imperial Mining which Gabby is today claiming that they were doing prospecting. If you see all the videos that came out at the time, nobody will tell you it was pure mining and not prospecting as claimed. Rather interestingly, you will see the linkage. The person involved, Donald Entsuah, the A&C Alaska guy was my colleague at Viasat 1. He was a sales manager working in the media. But his friends are the likes of Gabby, Kwaku Baako and Egbert Faibille…
“So it is a whole cartel that is involved in this thing. The Coffee Shop Mafia is a den of blackmail and extortion,” he stated on Onua TV’s morning show, Onua Maakye.
“The whole essence of the Coffee Shop Mafia is blackmail and extortion. Which politician doesn’t know this? Ask every senior politician and they will tell you. Frimpong-Boateng spoke about it when he said some journalists were sabotaging his good work by publishing stories about him and threatening him. Is this not extortion and blackmail? It is pure blackmail and extortion,” he stressed.