Reports reveal that GAF has commenced investigation of Ibrahim Mahama’s Military Escort allegations which erupted not long ago
According to Myjoyonline.com reports, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) say they have begun investigations into allegations that President John Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama, has a heavily armed military escort at his disposal.
Ibrahim Mahama’s Military Escort claims came to light after photos of the businessman being escorted by about a dozen fully-armed military men during a health walk in Accra New Town tagged, ‘Walk with Ibrahim’, went viral on Facebook. What actually transpired in the photos however, have not been ascertained.
In a brief response to Joy News enquiries about the claim, the Armed Forces said they have already begun probing what would be a clear abuse of the military if the reports prove credible. In the response, the GAF indicated that they have already seen the circulating pictures and are are investigating to identify the unit of the soldiers and why they were part of the health walk.
According to an eyewitness’ account, Ibrahim Mahama also had armoured cars at his use alongside the armed military men. It was also noted that there have been similar allegations against the President’s brother in the past.
Below is an unedited account on the Ibrahim Mahama’s military escort claim by an eyewitness, Nana Opoku Kyekyeku, posted on Joy News’ Facebook page on October 25, 2016.
*MILITARY BODYGUARDS FOR IBRAHIM MAHAMA, BROTHER OF THE PRESIDENT*
The Military High Command has deployed security men as bodyguards to Ibrahim Mahama, the brother of the President.
Apart from the Military men for Mr. Mahama’s protection, there were also detailed SUVS and Military armoured cars for his use.
At an event in Accra New Town over weekend dubbed, ‘Walk with Ibrahim’, several soldiers armed to the teeth were seen busy around him, providing VVIP protection. Mr Mahama arrived in one of the military armoured cars with two of the Military men, while the others followed in another armoured car.
The men policed NDC supporters on the said walk in their numbers throughout on the streets of Accra New Town, a suburb of Accra, to the surprise of onlookers.
Mr. Mahama was seen clad in NDC Polo Shirt, whilst the crowd of party supporters carried a huge banner with the pictures of the President and his brother on it. It is not clear what position Mr. Ibrahim Mahama is running for in this case.
Residents quizzed the motive of such a move. The Military protecting a private citizen.
The abuse of incumbency by the Mahamas has hit mind blowing levels as the 2016 elections draws closer. The question however is, where does the Ghana Armed Forces stand in all this?