The Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor has been petitioned to investigate the alleged attempted bribery by some unnamed politicians of immediate past moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, as well as a former Public Relations Officer of the church, Dr Emmanuel Osei Akyeampong.
Prof Martey, at a press conference on Tuesday, 30 August, revealed that a party he refused to name attempted bribing him with $100,000, a V8, and a mansion at Trasacco Valley.
According to him, the party wanted to buy his silence with the goodies but he rejected the temptation.
Given that this matter has generated severe public interest, a group, known as Friends of National Unity (FONU), has petitioned the IGP to investigate the bribery allegation.
Portions of the petition read: “This petition has become necessary considering the fact that as a young democratic nation, it is our collective responsibility to uphold the principles of democratic governance in high esteem. It behoves us as citizens to eschew any negative practices that has the potential of undermining rule of law as enshrined in our 1992 constitution.
“It is in this regard that one finds it strange and bizarre that when these two men of God were confronted with this stark reality of bribery and corruption which is a global canker, they squandered this rare opportunity offered them and decided not to report this unfortunate development to the appropriate security agencies for the law to take its full course but have rather resorted to the media to have this case prosecuted.
“One would have thought that by their stature in society, they would have done a lot of great service to mother Ghana by taking advantage of the Whistle Blowers Act, 2006 (Act 720) and have this political party reported and still have their identity protected, however, whatever might have been their motivation to remain silent over this rather sad development is still shrouded in mystery.”