Court Acquits Mahama Ayariga

An Accra High Court has acquitted Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga of all charges leveled against him in respect of the purchase of an ambulance for his constituency.

The Court agreed with his Lawyers that there was no case against him.

The case, bordering on his role in the purchase of an ambulance for the Bawku Municipal Assembly is the first and only case that had been filed by former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.

Amidu had alleged that Ayariga had instigated and encouraged the purchase of the ambulance without following the procedure provided for in the Public Procurement Act.

Allegedly, Ayariga had also used various public funds to pay for the ambulance and yet turned round to claim that he used his personal resources.

However, after the State had finished calling witnesses, his Lawyers had asked the to acquit and discharge him on grounds that the State had not succeeded in proving there was a case to answer to.

They argued that no evidence had been led to show that he instigated the said breach of procurement law.

The Court presided over by Justice Afia Asare Botwe, agreed with the lawyers and acquitted and discharged him.


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