Former President John Dramani Mahama has thrown a challenge to President Akufo-Addo to arrest him and his wife, Lordina Mahama, over the DKM scandal that rocked some parts of the country, making hundreds of Ghanaians lose their monies.
The DKM microfinance scam was a major campaign issue ahead of the December 7, 2016 elections, with residents of the Brong-Ahafo Region lambasting John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for their ordeal.
It’s to be said that Martin Delle, the proprietor of the finance house, is a friend of the former president.
However, speaking at the end of the NDC’s ‘unity walk’ at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr John Mahama argued that he and Lordina are not owners of DKM and that any attempt to investigate them will be futile.
He was, however, quiet on other cases of his administration, which are under investigation, including financial scandal at COCOBOD in which his wife is alleged to be involved.
Lordina Mahama is said to be linked to several stinky deals under her husband’s administration.
The former president, who led the ‘unity walk’ – now dubbed ‘Mahama Walk’ because of the absence of other potential presidential hopefuls of the party, said he and his wife were vilified by the NPP during the 2016 electioneering period and wondered why its members had suddenly gone quiet over the matter after winning the elections.
Thousands of customers of DKM Microfinance Company lost their investments, running into millions of Ghana cedis, after the owners of the company had invested in unapproved ventures and lost their funds.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) subsequently confiscated the assets of the company and appointed the Registrar General’s Department as official liquidator.
Mr Mahama said the government’s silence on claims that he owns the company had vindicated him.
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