Double salary saga: Accused MPs being investigated for stealing

Inusah Fuseini (L)

Three members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority in Parliament, who have been accused of receiving double salaries while serving as MPs and ministers or deputies, are being investigated for stealing.

The latest development comes after they honored the invitation of the Criminal Investigations Department [CID] on Tuesday over the matter.

The three, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah and Eric Opoku, had been visited by the leadership of the minority in Parliament earlier in the day, but they did not make public comments after the private meeting.

Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe, who served as the Member of Parliament for Ada and Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Social and Allied Institutions, in an interview with Citi News said, “It is never true and cannot be true. Whoever has been a minister before, you have something from the executive to collect and you have something as a member of parliament…. Currently, there are ministers who are getting” she claimed.

The three accused persons have since been discharged, but are expected to report back at the CID on 14th May, 2018.

“I am not a thief, I worked for the state and the state gave me what I deserve. They had good people; accountants and auditors there. If I owe the state, they will write first to me to inform us that we owe them. They shouldn’t target us because we are NDC,” she said.

Meanwhile, Victor Kojogah Adawudu, lawyer for Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, one of the accused persons, said the actions against his client will not be fruitful.

In an interview with pressmen after their encounter with officers of the CID, he said, “this will not go anyway; legally this will not fly.”

“Those who are MPs and Ministers within the NPP, how much is their salary. The President should tell us who has determined his salary. They are being paid… They are being paid by Controller and they are being paid by Parliament… that has been the convention since 1993. Why are you zeroing in from only 2013?,” he said.

MPs accused of taking double salaries

Some NDC MPs have come under attack over allegations that they received salaries while serving as both Members of Parliament and Ministers or Deputy Ministers.

is currently investigating the matter and is inviting some accused persons for questioning.

Although the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service annulled the invitation of 18 out of the 25 accused persons last week, it said it would soon re-invite others to assist in the probe.

But at a press conference recently, the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, said the accusation is only geared towards unnecessarily “criminalizing and harassing” Minority MPs.

By: Jonas Nyabor/

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Stay Informed | Stay Smart - Get our daily updates

You May Also Like

Wontumi and other NPP officials tussle over a property in Kumasi

Chairman Wontumi claims he has 99 years lease deal with Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie and not his company which was sold as a result of a judgement debt over the property.

Leadership is a difficult job – John Dramani Mahama

Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has said that being a leader is a difficult job.

‘I’m a wounded lion – NDC’s Allotey Jacobs cries

Speaking on on Peace FM last Wednesday, Mr Jacobs said: “I’m a wounded lion, I’m very bitter because of the treatment the NDC headquarters have meted out to me by undermining my chairmanship in the Central Region”.

Nana Addo nominates Naa Torshie Lamptey as deputy Special Prosecutor.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated lawyer Mavis Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey to deputise for Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.