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Was Nayele Ametefeh Ibrahim Mahama’s Girlfriend?

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Comment: Ibrahima owes Ghana a duty to answer

Author:
Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Date:
2014-11-30 13:01:21
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Re: Was Nayele Ametefeh Ibrahim Mahama’s Girlfrien

Okonko Palm, good afternoon wherever you are this sunny Sunday from Cambridge. There everything wrong with having a relationship with a criminal if one is aware of the criminal activities and failed to report to the appropriate authorities and if one also benefited from such criminal activities as well as assisted the criminal activities. For these reasons alone Ibrahim Mahama owes Ghana a duty to answer the questions I posed.

Yes, Ibrahim Mahama is an adult and must be held responsible for his action and omissions and President Mahama should not be brought into it. Indeed, Kennedy Agyapong made that clear that the alleged relationship between Ibrahim and the cocaine woman has nothing to do with the president. However, we cannot deny the fact that because the president when Vice-President intervened on his brother's behalf in a business matter this case will have implications for the president personally and for the office he holds, if indeed it is true that the cocaine woman was Ibrahim's girlfriend. In fact, this is even serious if it is true that Ibrahim used his position to facilitate access to the VIP/VVIP for the cocaine woman and her friends. For these reasons, there are legitimate questions to be asked and to be answered by Ibrahim.

Last but certainly not the least, this case has serious implications for Ghana. Now governments officials who travel on behalf of the state for official business using the VIP/VVIP will be subjected to stricter scrutiny at foreign airports in Europe and North America and other countries for no fault of their. Not minding the delays and embarrassment, it could also be expensive for the state as such delays could result in some missing connection flights and the state having to pay for alternative flights so that the officials could be at important meetings, etc. I am talking from experience in the past.

I just cannot fathom how asking such pertinent questions will undermine the rule of law and the right of the individual. Rather, the opposite is the case because it is the lack of proper accountability through strict scrutiny of people in positions of trust and the rich and powerful and those with powerful connections, which breeds the indiscipline and lawlessness in Ghana that has led to some unknown Alhaji Dawud being able to call a state official to order him to let someone trafficking in cocaine use the VIP/VVIP Lounge at KIA.

Here in Cambridge, a police traffic officer arrested the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary (Police) for over-speeding. As a result, the Chief Constable had to resign. Had that happened in Ghana the poor traffic officer would have lost his job for having the guts to stop the Chief Constable because he is above the law. Unless all and sundry in Ghana come under the law, Ghana could one day be taken over by drug barons, the beginning of a lawless state and the road to a failed state.

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Nov 30, 2014 13:01
Ibrahima owes Ghana a duty to answer