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The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu says the bribery scandal that has hit some present and past government officials does not warrant any special commission to investigate.
She said the nature of the issue is such that the president does not need to launch any full scale public inquiry into it.
Mrs Mould Iddrisu was speaking to Joy FM on calls for the allegations to be investigated by a Commission of Inquiry just as is happening in the case of the Ghana@50 celebrations.
A UK court Friday named a number of past and present government officials as having received bribes from a UK construction firm, Mabey & Johnson during its operations in Ghana in the '90s.
Some of the names mentioned include Kwame Peprah, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Dr. George Sipa Yankey.
Following the court’s ruling, president J.E.A. Mills has instructed the A-G to investigate the issues to inform government’s next line of action.
But a section of the public thinks the seriousness of the allegations require a public inquiry.
Mrs Mould Iddrisu however disagrees. She said if the investigation is left in the hands of a Commission of Inquiry, “before you know it, the evidence has been corrupted.”
She said her own investigation would be sufficient.
The A-G also stated that no time line has been given for her to complete her investigations as “there can never be a time frame for investigations.”
She said new information usually keep coming up which makes it impossible to put a time frame to any investigation, assuring however that investigations would receive committed attention.