"Attorney-General's UK Trip Is Useless"

The committee for Democratic movement, a pressure group in the country has slammed Professor John Evans Atta Mills saying that he acted unprofessionally with regard to his recent directive to the Attorney General, Betty Mould Iddrisu, to emplane to the United Kingdom to further investigate the Mabey & Johnson bribery scandal. Spokesperson for the group, Yaw Boateng Asamoah, in an interview with the media said Ghanaians were not convinced that the Attorney General who is part of government would be able to do an independent job. �They believe she would compromise her impartiality in the course of her investigation�, he added. In his opinion��no Ghanaian will believe what will come out of the AG�S investigations should the accused persons be declared innocent since there are proven documents that have already indicted them. Arguing that the whole exercise amounted to a conflict to interest, the group recalled that �before the Attorney General even travels to the UK members of the NDC party have come out to deny the allegation and declared the ruling as bias. It is therefore a waste of the nation�s resources to spend tax payer�s money to pursue it� Mr Boateng Asamoah noted that, the Commissioner For Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Emile Short, could haven been the best person to do the job rather than the A-G who has already proven her incompetence; as regards the numerous cases she has lost since her government assumed power. According to Mr Asamoah, before the A-G was assigned to UK, series of meetings were held at the seat of government over the weekend to find a solution to the raging canker that had bedeviled the current administration and what should be done to deal decisively with matter. �It was after those meetings that the decision to dispatch the Attorney General to London was made� he noted. However the Committee for Democratic Movement says government was only throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians and said that the trip would be a waste of the tax payer�s money. The President on Saturday directed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General to without delay proceed to London to seek information about the Mabey and Johnson bribery allegation to enable government to decide on the matter.