Kweku Baako Claims He Knows The Person Who Recorded Nana Akufo Addo’s $40,000 Bribe
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has claimed that the person who secretly recorded the viral video of then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, taking the $40,000 cash in a brown envelope is one Salis Yakubu Atsuluho of ‘The Salis newspaper’.
Baako disclosed that he introduced the said Salis Yakubu Atsuluho to Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the New Crusading Guide fame.
Anas is a protégé of Baako’s, and Anas has clearly trained Salis Yakubu Atsuluho.
According to Kweku Baako Jnr, the video was recorded in October 2016 when Nana Akufo-Addo, who was then the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was seeking to unseat previous President John Dramani Mahama.
Kweku Baako Jnr. explained on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Morning Show on Wednesday that the video recordings are two: one is fake and the other, original, yet the two videos contain similar or the same scenes.
“I simply don’t have the foggiest idea how I feel,” Baako admitted, “This gentleman, Salis Yakubu Atsuluho, is the person behind The Salis newspaper. The person who did the mystery recording of candidate Akufo-Addo”.
When asked by Kwami Sefa Kayi, the host of the show, to affirm on the off chance that he knew that for a fact, Baako answered “sure, sure”.
“See, this is a person [that] I influenced his entrance into ‘Tiger Eye PI’, that’s the reason I said I don’t have a clue how I feel; and in four, five months, Anas dismissed him.”
Baako related that in 2006, Salis Yakubu approached him at the Labone Coffee Shop and indicated that “he used to be a NDC activist, yet now a NPP activist, and attempted to challenge on the party’s ticket at Yapei-Kusawgu body electorate.”
“He is a political whore […….] of the most noteworthy request and I lament myself… ,” Baako said.
Baako stated further that when the verbal war of words on Anas Aremeyaw Anas started about two years ago, and before “Who watches the watchman – Part 1”, the ‘Salis newspaper’ which was generally published online alleged that he, Kweku Baako secretly recorded Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Anas went to show [President Akufo-Addo] selections of Number 12 and the case got deflated in court,” Baako said.
About the video:
Two videos with the same setting and view yet with various narrations are presently in circulation. One of the videos tried to propose President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was influenced with an amount of $40,000 concealed in a brown envelope.
In the video, Alhaji Abass Awolu, Director of the Department of Urban Roads, according to the narration, sent a delegation to the President’s Nima living arrangement.
“They were directed to the president by Dr. Adjei Bawuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States. In his company were a woman and a man who were introduced as spouse and brother of the Director of Urban Roads.”
A voice suspected to be the man introduced as a brother of Alhaji Abass Awolu is heard pleading with Akufo-Addo to pay deaf ears to certain allegations against Alhaji Abass, stressing it is a plot by detractors who are keen on tarnishing his image and eventually seeing him kicked out of office.
Akufo-Addo after the alleged plea for leniency is seen receiving a powerful brown envelope from Ambassador Bawuah which according to the narrator contained $40,000 being introduced on behalf of Alhaji Abass. While at it, the voice of the man suspected to be the brother of Alhaji Abass is heard stating that the package is from Alhaji Abass who has been advised by certain individuals to take that action or risk removal from office.
“He has been advised by certain individuals to come and see you with money. He says he doesn’t have much aside from this $40,000. He is pleading with you not to eliminate him from office. He also assures never to disappoint you in the event that he is maintained.”
The subsequent video, nonetheless, portrays something unique. Although the scene and personalities are the same, the conversation is completely extraordinary and the donation doesn’t appear to pay off the president. The inconspicuous man, who the narration claims is the brother of Alhaji Abass, is rather heard discussing how they could assist in the electioneering campaign.
Three personalities, Ambassador Bawuah, a lady, and a third visitor, a man whose face is not captured, are found in candidate Akufo-Addo’s home to offer assets in request to grease the wheels of his campaign.
“Please accept this 40,000 in addition to the T-shirts for the time being. Later, we will communicate to you by what other method we can add to this,” the male voice said.
In the two videos, Akufo-Addo after receiving the envelope mentioned for a name. He said, “I need to have a name” to which the lady answered, “Hajia Fawzia”. It is unclear what Akufo-Addo required the name for.