MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has emerged unscathed in an ambulance trial levelled against him and six others by the Office of the Special Prosecutor for allegedly breaching the Procurement Act.
The MP was facing trial over alleged procurement breaches in the purchase of an ambulance. The seven were accused of conniving to import an ambulance into the country without compliance to the Procurement Act. The Accra High Court on Friday 7 May 2021 acquitted and discharged him together with six others of all charges.
The court was presided over by Justice Afia Serwah Asare–Botwe, the verdict was given after it upheld a submission of no case filed by the defence lawyers.
However, Mahama Ayariga still one more legal battle to conquer. The court is yet to begin proceedings on the lawmaker’s alleged inappropriate use of a parliamentary loan approved for purchase of a V8 vehicle for official use. This case was also initiated by the former Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu.