The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bahmed Travel and Tours, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh has refuted allegations that he was involved in the operations of a fake currency syndicate that was busted at the Kotoka International Airport.
According to him, the allegations which were contained in a statement issued Monday by the National Security Secretariat are without basis, libellous and he has directed his lawyers to sue the National Security for defamation.
“I am not a criminal as they claim, I don’t have any criminal records and as I speak with you, I am a final-year law student and I respect the rule of law in this country,” Alhaji Bandoh said today at a press conference in Accra.
“I will never assault a senior military officer and I want to make it obvious to the whole world that I have never associated myself with any fake currency. I refute the allegations levelled against me for having any involvement with the recent fake currency saga”.
He stated that he only accompanied the lawyer of one Alhaji Mohammed to the National Security Headquarters after the latter had been arrested in connection with the printing and distribution of fake currency on Monday, April, 27.
He said they were both prevented from seeing the officer in charge of the operations.
The National Security statement said Alhaji Bandoh had claimed to be “a Presidential Staffer at the Castle” and the client of Yassei Alia, a Syrian who was among 13 persons who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the printing of the fake currency.
The statement added that he (Alhaji Bandoh) “drove to the National Security headquarters, verbally assaulted the leader of the operation, and vowed to free the suspects.
“It said the aggressive conduct of Alhaji Bamed, suggested that he might be involved in the deal, particularly when investigations are ongoing”.
However, daring the National Security to substantiate the allegations, Alhaji insisted he has no knowledge of the claims.
“I dissociate myself from the fake currency saga and I am categorically stating that I have no knowledge of the alleged claims,” he said.
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