John Boadu petitions CID over alleged involvement in ‘galamsey’

General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has officially petitioned the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Ken Yeboah, over a video accusing him of being involved in illegal small scale mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in Ghana.

The viral video captured some excavators and other moveable equipment allegedly owned by Mr, Boadu and his business partners mainly Chinese miners. But in response, he has dismissed the assertions in the petition to the CID.

According to John Boadu, his preliminary investigations established that one Oscar Ike Obinim is the main architect behind the production of the video and the narrator in the video.

John Boadu petitions CID over alleged involvement in 'galamsey'

He has, therefore, tasked the police to launch a probe and apprehend persons behind the said video. He believes the objective of the video is to cause him “public disaffection and to destroy his hard-earned image and reputation.”

“I am by this complaint, calling for full investigations and possible arrest of all involved in this scandalous act to tarnish my hard-earned reputation and image.”

“I do state categorically that, I do not own the said property and or excavators as alleged in the video.”