Popular Ghanaian businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh has stated that he is not criminal following reports that were published earlier incriminating him in a fake currency saga in the country.
In a press conference held earlier to clarify airwaves, Alhaji Bamed clarified that he is not involved in the alleged fake currency syndicate as claimed by the National Security operatives on April 27.
According to Alhaji Bamed, he went to the premises of the National Security Headquarters following a call he received from his friend Alhaji Mohammed who had been arrested.
“I only went to the national security headquarters following a call from Alhaji Mohammed who had been arrested. The lawyer of Alhaji Mohammed and I were prevented from seeing the officer in charge of operations, who I later got to know is Colonel Aygemang. I have also not verbally assaulted anyone, let alone the leader of the national security operations as claimed,” he said.
He further stated that his lawyers are working assiduously and will take legal actions at the appropriate time.
“About the alleged fake currency case, I am monitoring the issue and its development closely and my lawyers will take legal actions at the appropriate time,” he added.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours is suspected to be a member of the gang following his conduct after the arrest of the 13-member gang.
He said to have allegedly stormed the office of the National Security and assaulted the officer who led the operation and threatened to deal with the officers and also ensure that the suspects are freed.
A statement from the National Security mentioned the suspects as follows: Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian resident in East Legon, and owner of Hardford Auto Service in Accra, together with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49, a resident of Tema West.
Other suspected accomplices arrested during the operation include Esther Omozeea, Emad Aldalhi, Kamal Mohammed, Abdulai Yakubu Osman, and Samuel Ababio.
The remaining are John Denyo, Desmond Delali Dumenu, Alike Happiness, Prosper Chukwu, Victor Israel, Padi Christian Holdbrook.
The suspects were rounded up in a warehouse within the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company, near KLM offices within the Kotoka International Airport, on Monday, April, 27 at around 17:30 hours.
Freshly printed $10,000 bundles of fake $100 notes concealed in two large metal trunks and a suitcase were retrieved from the warehouse.
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