Ghana’s former High Commissioner to the UK, Victor Smith, has petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate recurring allegations of corruption against members of the legislature. According to Ambassador Smith, the allegations against the Parliamentarians is causing him to believe that “bribery and corruption, which has become so pervasive in our society has also reared its ugly head in our Parliament.”

In the petition, published below, the former Aide to former President John Rawlings, pleads with the Office of the Special Prosecutor to thoroughly “to ascertain whether or not this perception and or allegations against our Parliament has any basis, in order to protect the image and good name of Ghana.” He cited previous comments made Second Deputy Speaker, Alban Bagbin, and another by Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, as plausible justification to investigate MPs.

Source: Kelvin Malor/www.updghana.com/Ghana