The Office of the Special Prosecutor has started the process of prosecuting Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, a former Ejisu MP, for allegedly admitting to paying bribes.
According to sources, Mr Aduomi, a former Deputy Roads Minister, has been invited by the OSP to explain why he paid bribes to poll station executives.
The former MP is accused of saying on live television that he paid $5,000 to entice roughly 600 party delegates, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt to represent the Ejisu constituency in the 2020 parliamentary election.
On January 14, 2022, the former MP remarked that politics in Ghana has gotten pricey for him and other MPs in recent years.
Mr Aduomi justified his choice to spend 5,000 on each delegate by claiming that it was motivated by his desire to serve Asanteman and his constituents in Ejisu in parliament.
He said that being an MP would have assisted his aspirations to build roads in his district.
Mr Aduomi, on the other hand, lost his attempt to represent the people of Ejisu on the New Patriotic Party ticket to John Ampontua Kumah, who won the seat.
Mr Owusu Aduomi, a civil engineer and former Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Highways Authority, would be Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng's second politician in the Ashanti area to be examined since he took office in August last year.
Alex Sarfo Kantanka, the failed Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region, was the first to be called by the OSP on November 2, 2021, on bribery charges.
Mr Kantanka was invited after a viral video surfaced in which he was seen seeking a refund of bribery paid to assembly members to ratify his nomination.
According to sources, Mr Aduomi has been hiding since the Office of the Special Prosecutor attempted to serve him with an invitation letter.
He's also turned down several phone calls from the Office.
Officials from the OSP came to Mr Aduomi's Atasamanso New Site property on Tuesday to officially invite him, according to Myjoyonline.
Mr Owusu Aduomi, a three-term MP for the erstwhile Ejisu-Juaben and Ejisu seat, will face charges as a result of the invitation.
Mr Agyebeng has given notice that he intends to eliminate corruption from public elections.
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