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The opposition New Patriotic Party [NPP] Member of Parliament [MP], Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, is currently a subject of serious police scrutiny, as regard his alleged involvement in the extortion of huge sums of monies from the Agricultural Development Bank [adb], The Informer has learned.
Very credible information gathered by the paper points to the fact that the Effutu MP has vowed not to go down alone.
The beleaguered MP, Afenyo-Markin, is alleged to have whispered to some leading members of his party, his intention to name all the big wigs who were part of the deal.
Indeed, on the tape recording doing the rounds, Afenyo-Markin is heard mentioning the names of Hon. Anthony Osei-Akoto and Hon. Asibey Yeboah, as being part of the syndicate.
Apparently, the NPP Minority in Parliament is shivering over the scandal, and trying to negotiate with the Effutu MP, not to spill the beans.
“The Leadership of the Minority is trying very hard to negotiate with Afenyo-Markin, not to mention any more names," the trusted source said.
“The problem, however, is that Afenyo-Markin, believes he was set up by his own NPP senior colleagues and so, is ready to spill the beans, so that he does not go down and suffer the political consequences alone,” the source added.
As he would want Ghanaians to believe that, he is of an “immediate political value,” credible information available also to this Paper is that, Afenyo-Markin is hiding under the cover of darkness and visiting certain NDC bigwigs to get the pro-NDC press to pipe down on the matter.
Aside the petition by three  persons; Dzifa Gunu, Stephen Kwabena Attuh, and Fred Adomako William - calling on the police-CID to investigate the Effutu MP over the allegation of bribery and extortion from adb, plausible information available to The Informer has it that Afenyo-Markin and his partner will anytime soon, be hauled before the law court by the police over the purported forgery and perjury.
According to this Paper’s in-depth investigations, the Effutu MP, who was in court to have an account of a client, who had received huge sums of money from abroad defrost- having been earlier frozen by the Financial Intelligence Centre, Ghana, following its investigations, tendered before the court some ‘official’ receipts purported to have been issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority [GRA], as that of gift-tax paid on the money.
“Lawyer Afenyo-Markin and his partner, Bernia Korkor Okutu, who were working to secure the release of the client’s money, presented some official receipts of GRA to the court in justification that their client had paid gift-tax on the money received.
But upon careful investigations, coupled with checks conducted, it came to light that the receipts tendered by Lawyer Markin and his partner in court were allegedly forged and faked,” our police sources disclose.
They reveal that, Afenyo-Markin’s clerk, [name withheld] allegedly connived with an official of GRA [name on ice] to get the fake receipts to lawyer Markin and the colleague [lawyer] which they tendered as evidence in court to indicate that the clients have paid tax [gift] on the money.
“The docket on this matter is ready and we shall soon put them before court for necessary action,” our police source hinted.
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