Carlos Ahenkorah is already a ‘dead horse’—Ursula Owusu rubbish calls for prosecution
The Minister of Communications,
Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has rubbished calls for the prosecution of the resigned Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah.
According to her, the prosecution was unnecessary since the man in question has already resigned from his office.
Speaking in a media interview on kasapa FM, Ms Ekuful noted that there was no evidence of him sharing the virus among members of his constituency after visiting the for registration centre.
“There is no legal basis for such demands of prosecution while he had lost his job. Prosecution for what? unless you can show that an individual contracted the virus by coming into contact with him because he went out on the monitoring.
It will be difficult to establish a case for spreading COVID-19 unwillingly. It is easy to say but will you have the evidence to prosecute,” she added.
Ms Ekuful further stated that he has already satisfy many by laying down his office as a deputy trade Minister and it was an ultimate punishment he could ever get from his conduct.
“You do not beat a dead horse, what else would you achieve by his prosecution. If he had insisted that he had not done anything wrong and was defending his action then the call for further sanction to be applied would be in order,” she added.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary for the opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and a pressure group by name Occupy Ghana have insisted for police to investigate the matter and prosecute Mr Ahenkorah for what they termed as “despicable, unpatriotic and mockery of government’s enactment.”
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE