Bernard Allotey Jacobs has shredded Professor Frimpong-Boateng over his galamsey claims against the Akufo-Addo government and other allegations he has leveled against the President.
It could be recalled that Professor Frimpong-Boateng accused some government officials of being involved in galamsey (illegal mining) which caught the attention of the Police and Attorney General.
The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, concluding its review of a docket submitted by the Police on the allegations contained in a 36-page document written and signed by Professor Frimpong Boateng entitled “Report on the work of IMCIM so far and the way forward”, disclosed that the Professor has refused to cooperate with the Police.
“Several attempts by the Police to obtain further information from Professor Frimpong Boateng to substantiate the allegations in the Report and to assist them to conduct further investigations proved futile. The Professor refused to provide any further information to the police”, the AG’s report read.
The AG noted that “all of the individuals named in Prof Boateng’s report denied the various allegations made against them in the report”.
Nonetheless, Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, in an article authored by him and published on Monday, October 9, 2023, further alleged that the President has turned his government into a “family, friends, and concubines government”.
“There are people who claim to be stalwarts of the party; they have neither political appointments nor positions in the party structure. They appear to wield so much power that one of them is described as ‘de facto Prime Minister’ of the country. Apparently, they have what it takes to get their friends and favourites appointed to prominent and powerful positions in society. At the same time, they have the tendency to disrespect and make life difficult for Ghanaians. This is unlike the NPP we know. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”
“We are being served with a variation of “family, friends, and concubines government”, and control of the press not through violence but through bribery and intimidation. We are witnessing the weaponization of state institutions to silence transformative voices while allowing patronized corruption to flourish. Instead of development in freedom, we are witnessing unprecedented intimidation, economic retrogression, and suffering in silence. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”, he said in his article.
But Allotey Jacobs has asked the Professor to keep mute.
He wondered at what point did Prof. Frimpong-Boateng know the things he’s accused the government of since he (Frimpong-Boateng) served in the government for four years.
To Allotey, Frimpong-Boateng’s behavior is unacceptable, therefore cautioning him to reverse his steps from the journey he is embarking on.
“It will be good for him if he shuts up…I expect him to sit somewhere and be very quiet after you were given four years. In politics, some people, after appointment, were dismissed after one or two years but you (Frimpong Boateng) held your appointment for four years”, he said on Peace FM’s morning show “Kokrokoo”.