The opposition People’s National Convention (PNC) has been hit with allegations of visa fraud, which has occasioned the National Chairman, Bernard Mornah, writing to the IGP for a probe.
It all started in September, 2019 when a letter supposedly written by the Acting General Secretary, Jacob Kwame Amoako, requested a facilitation of visa processing for some six officials of the party to the United Kingdom.
But the Consular Office of the British High Commission had written to the party’s chairman for confirmation of the request.
Mr Mornah replied that no decision had been taken by leadership on the supposed trip despite Akane Adams, the National Treasurer, and whose name was among the six, being known as an officer of the party.
“We want to state as well that all the supposed officers but one (Akane Adams) are unknown to the party and indeed the positions assigned to the five others do not exist within the setup of the PNC,” the National Chairman’s letter dated September 10, 2019 clarified.
“As such, the bearers of those names and concocted positions should be investigated and queried since their passport numbers are captured in the letter,” he recommended.
Further to that recommendation, the National Chairman has written to the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, to investigate the matter.
“Sir, I am writing on behalf of the PNC to humbly request you to commission investigations into fraudulent Visa application at the Consular Office of the British High Commission here in Accra,” the letter to the IGP requested.
“This has been necessitated by a letter supposedly written and signed by the Acting General Secretary of the PNC who has since denied knowledge of the said letter. As such, we deem it appropriate to fall on you to invoke your investigative powers to help unravel the circumstances under which the party’s name is being used to procure visas for people who are not known to the party.
“The PNC believes that unravelling the person or persons behind this act of blatant misrepresentation would further help the PNC to reinforce its longstanding cordial relationship with the British High Commission in good governance and democratic consolidation.”
Information reaching 3news.com said the IGP has since initiated investigations into the matter.
The PNC has recently been hit with financial misappropriations as the National Chairman has also been reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for the transfer of some funds into his private bank account.
The issue is said to have triggered the resignation of the party’s Second Vice Chairman, Henry Haruna Asante, who is accused of transferring the funds to Mr Mornah’s bank account.