An Aide to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako alias Chairman Wontumi is among notable figures captured in the latest undercover investigations conducted by Anas Aremeyaw Anas receiving bribes.
Mr. Andy Owusu who played a role as a link man between Anas and the Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) Charles Bissiw charged GH¢50,000 for his services, MyNewsGh.com has learnt.
“Mr Andy Owusu, a link man for Mr Bissiw charged us fifty thousand cedis (GH¢ 50,000.00) to get us through to him. We negotiated for forty thousand Cedis (GH¢40,000.00) and he accepted it. Out of this amount he accepted part payment of fifteen thousand cedis (15,000.00). Mr Andy Owusu was also the one who told us how much Mr Bissiw was ready to accept to fast track the process for us. Mr Andy Owusu also linked us to “school boy” a national security operative for our safety at the illegal mining site”, Anas Aremeyaw Anas posted on his Facebook page.
He is also insisting that Mr Charles Bissiw took a total of a total of thirty five thousand cedis (GH¢35,000.00)in cash from them when ORR Resource Enterprise, presented itself as a small scale mining company, whose license to mine had expired. In spite of this expiration, we still wanted to mine. We were prepared to go by the government’s directive to be vetted and verified by the IMCIM.
“We have paid Mr Bissiw a total of thirty five thousand cedis (GH¢35,000.00) in cash. Our first payment of fifteen thousand cedis (GH¢15,000.00) was made on 22nd January, 2019, through Mr Andy Owusu IMCIM near Jubilee House. We made a second payment of ten thousand cedis (GH¢10,000.00) on 30th of January, 2019 at the same place. The last payment was on 8th of February 2019. We paid Mr Bissiw ten thousand cedis (GH¢ 10,000.00)”, he revealed.
Meanwhile, Wontumi has described the journalist as ‘fraud, a thief and a nation wrecker’ who will stop at nothing but seek to destroy hardworking and innocent Ghanaians.
He expressed doubt about the credibility of Anas and called on the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Jnr to call his boy to order before he collapses the country with the trend of happenings.