Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, has said he does not consider musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, as a friend.
“I’ve known him for quite a while… but I wouldn’t say we are friends. I don’t have too many friends. I have acquaintances; I don’t have enemies either at least from my side, so everyone will qualify, quote and unquote, as a friend. I’ve known him [A Plus] since 2007 when the President was running for the presidential candidature of the NPP when he composed that song. I have known him since then,” Mr Jinapor told Accra-based Joy FM.
A Plus, who campaigned vigorously for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 election, has accused Mr Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Boakye, both Deputy Chiefs of Staff, of being corrupt.
However, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service last week described A Plus’ corruption allegation against Mr Jinapor and Asenso-Boakye as baseless.
Director General of the CID, COP Bright Oduro, in a statement, said the report indicated that the evidence provided by A Plus to back his claims were “baseless, unsubstantiated and lacks credibility”.
However, a leaked tape believed to be a conversation between A-Plus and a CID officer, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, suggested a cover-up by the police to protect the two public officials.