More damaging excerpts have emerged from the secret recording of the illegal mining mafia as the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Professor Frimpong Boateng has been directly fingered for pocketing some undisclosed amount of money from illegal mining operations (Galamsey).
In the video, Professor Boateng was heard in a heated argument with Horace Ekow Ewusi, the ruling party’s Vice Chairman in the Central Region, over monies pocketed by that the IMCIM Chairman who also doubles as the Minister of Environment. The money was reportedly delivered to the Professor by an agent simply called “Shark”.
“Shark said the work he did [illegal mining], he brought all the money to you. Shark told me that they had worked and realised around 3 kilogrammes [of Gold]. That time you had travelled, so I told him to wait till you returned. While I was in the hospital, he [Shark] called to inform me that you [Prof. Frimpong Boateng] called him to bring the money, he said he did,” Horace Ewusi quizzed the perplexed Prof. Frimpong.
Horace Ewusi also threatened the IMCIM Chairman that he has evidence on his mobile phone of his son, Joojo Frimpong-Boateng, seriously engaged in galamsey mining. Whatsup News has spotted some of the pictures of Joojo posing at an illegal mining site believed to have been gifted to him by his father who was ironically charged to combat illegal mining.
The incriminating video was secretly recorded by the prompting of Horace Ekow Ewusi, the ruling party’s Vice Chairman in the Central Region who was last week arrested after he was exposed for reselling seized illegal mining excavators to illegal miners.
The video recording has not been denied, indeed, officials and party executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have all referenced the video in what confirms its authenticity.
The video also captured the discussion that also inferred that the General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Wuntumi), the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the same party were all owning illegal mining operations and remit funds from the operations into the coffers of the ruling party.
Also named in the video is Elvis Donkoh, the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Abura Asebu Kwamankese in the Central Region, who reportedly complained bitterly to “Prof” for sidelining him in the distribution of mining excavators
“…we once visited you with regards to working [in mining operations] to remit money to the party, you Prof gave me the authorisation to form a team to do the work; you Prof told me that I should add “Gizo” to the. I did that…,” the accuser recounted to which Prof. Boateng did not deny.
Prof. Boateng then retorted by saying the team kept details from him “We all know that the party needs money, so we decided that Wuntumi has a concession, so you go there…let’s form a team. But after our discussion, you never informed me about the status [of the team]…where is John Boadu mining?”
In the heated discussion, an angry Professor Boateng threatened to walk his accuser out of his office because he was “preparing a presentation for tomorrow”.
Also in the discussion, he mentioned how he sent one “Charles” on an errand. A critical analysis points to Charles Cromwell Bissue, the Secretary of the IMCIM who was recently busted by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for facilitating Galamsey operations.
Last week, Prof. Boateng courted serious public ridicule when he claimed over 500 illegal mining excavators used by invading Chinese miners had disappeared into thin air.
However, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested one Horace Ekow Ewusi, an official of the IMCIM for allegedly trading in seized Galamsey excavators.
The first official who was exposed last year was Charles Cromwell Bissue, the Secretary to the IMCIM who is also linked to Prof. Boateng who is turning out to be the Capo of the illegal mining cartel.