Sup. Rtd. Toobu Peter is no stranger to controversies, howbeit, not directly committed, as he is well known to have indirectly caused the sacking of the immediate past IGP, Asante-Apeatu, since as the Executive Secretary to the past Inspector General of Police, Peter Lanchene Toobu, had resigned and a year afterwards,, contested the seat on the ticket of the NDC, for the Member of Parliamentary for the Wa West Constituency.
This came to light last year, when the man with all the facts in Ghana and veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Junior had taken on the Nana Addo led-government, over its decision to sack the then Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu, because his Executive Secretary decided to resign and go into politics by joining the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Kwaku Baako had described the move by the appointing authority as not right, considering the fact that the police administration is still being led by others whose political affiliation is not known.
“He is one of the best we have had in this country’s police history. All that is thrown away and they look at a political event, depending on the colour of the administration and we use it to judge. Now he is out, together with the Executive Secretary, those who command and control the police service do we know their party allegiance? They have but have not displayed it and must not display it as long as they wear the uniform and are in office,” he had revealed
“If you will use that against him then it worries me. By implication you are suggesting that everybody you put there is a party person. Subsequent to this it means that anybody we are putting there we should ensure that his party affiliation coincides with the government of the day. You don’t embark on that of kind of exercise in the first place unless you have you have evidence he was behaving unprofessionally and unethically relative to his code of conduct as a police officer”, Kwaku Baako had added.
Well, fast forward, the now Parliamentarian and reputed security exert, in a Facebook post, has made these damning allegations against the Nana Addo led-government, that he classifies as very corrupt. In his post sighted and which has gone viral today, he wrote that:
"The Vehicle moving Ghana from Taxation to Production crushed into a valley of Corruption. It is a fatal accident and no recovery truck can assist in retrieving the wreckage."
Whereas he does not cite specific instances of such corrupt practices, his choice of words, to indicate a hopeless situation of recovery under same leadership of H. E Nana Addo, may be the last blow that killed the cat.
This damning allegations against a President who campaigned on the very fact that, he would use "Anas" formular to stem out the economic menace in the country, helping him win a resounding victory, is not the first.
Many will recall that, most recently, the President's own appointed Special Prosecutor, whom he had selected to led his fight against corruption, tagged him as "the mother serpent of corruption," indicating that, the current President is himself, the enabler of the corruption, under his watch.
Again, the renowned co-founder and Executive Director of Afrobarometer, Prof. Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi had questioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to fighting corruption, following the forced retirement of immediate-past Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo.
As Mr. Gyimah-Boadi, had said then that, those recent development involving Mr. Domelevo only exposes the President’s lack of credibility in fighting corruption.
“As for the President’s credibility in terms of anti-corruption, I am afraid to say it is in tatters. It has been in tatters for a while but this puts a nail in the coffin. I see Domelevo as a victim of well-orchestrated actions by individuals who are [government] officials and by state institutions,” he said.
On March 2, a day before Mr. Domelevo was scheduled to return from his controversial forced leave, the Audit Service Board questioned his nationality and age, as the Board had claimed Mr. Domelevo should have retired in 2020 and is Togolese.
The Presidency endorsed the retirement claims of the Audit Service Board and said it considered Mr. Domelevo retired, as Mr. Gyimah-Boadi could not fathom why Domelevo had to suffer such a fate, having demonstrated a keen commitment to ending corruption.
“Mr. Domelevo was exercising proper constitutional and legal oversight and officials and institutions that Mr. Domelevo has sought to hold to account. The man was doing his best to protect the public purse to claim surcharges for improperly spent public funds. One who is trying to fight corruption is one who is being persecuted and hounded out of office,” he had said.
Apart from Mr. Gyimah-Boadi, the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Against Corruption had also taken on President Akufo-Addo over Domelevo’s forced retirement, but it ended in futility, as their calls for his forced sacking to be reversed,, fell on deaf ears, despite the CSO's, insisting that, the action is an affront to good governance and the fight against corruption.
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