The investigative journalist Yakubu Salis who happens to be the man behind the famous Akuffo Addo bribe-taking video, has broken his silence over the matter.
A few days ago, Ghanaians would remember a video surfaced on social media that sees the first gentleman of the land Nana Addo taking an amount of $40,000 from a woman identified as Hajia Fawuzia.
According to the opposition NDC, the money was a bribe to Akuffo Addo to keep quiet over a matter involving the Director at Urban Roads.
The opposition NPP also reacted to the video by dropping another video. They claim the actual video from the event stating that Hajia Fawuzia had just gone there, gift the President money and donate campaign T-shirts.
Hajia Fawzia Karim, in speaking about the said video, stated that the video was recorded in 2016 when the Akufo-Ado was the presidential candidate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The person who recorded the video himself in Salis Yakubu Achilo has finally broken his silence in an exclusive interview with Kevin Ekow Taylor on his ‘With All due Respect’ show.
According to Salis, people should disregard the comment by the NPP that the video was recorded in 2016 because he recorded the said video in July 2017.
Explaining why he secretly recorded the video, he revealed that Abass is a Director at Urban Roads and was having issues with some contractors who wanted him out to replace him with his deputy.
After knowing what the contractors were up to, the director decided to start paying some monies to the President, so he(Nana Addo) doesn’t give in to their pressure, but all those monies never got to Nana Addo.
He continued that Abass then called on one Ama Busia to lead him to the president. Still, she told Abass that the best person to lead him to the President was no other than Dr. Bawua, who is Ghana’s ambassador to the United States of America.
Dr. Bawua, who agreed to go with Abass and Salis, demanded an amount of Ghc10,000, which they paid.
Abass, who couldn’t go with Salis and Dr. Bawua, requested that his wife Hajia Fawuzia replace him as they see Nana Akuffo Addo.
Salis concluded that he recorded the video, which he later showed to Abass as proof that they had gone met the President and everything is now in order.