Veteran Journalist Kweku Baako has revealed that there are no CCTV cameras in the offices of MPs, shrugging off claims that a CCTV footage may have captured MPs returning envelopes to Muntaka Mubarak in the Ayariga bribery scandal.
According to the Joe Ghartey Committee, when Samuel Okudzeto appeared before them, he said the CCTV camera in parliament captured MPs returning envelopes to the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak.
The committee’s report, however, said there was nothing of evidential value in the footage they reviewed but said it won’t be made public because it could compromise the security of parliament.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile Saturday, Mr Baako said:“I’m going to say something very reluctantly; I know I ought not to say it based on my own limited amateur intelligence background.
“In the room, there is no CCTV. I ought not to be saying it because it is of security implications that somebody can go into the room and hurt [somebody] now knowing there is no CCTV.”
Meanwile Mahama Ayariga has said MPs did not see copies of the Joe Ghartey Committee report before approving it.
Mr Ayariga told Newsfile show host Samson Lardy Ayenini that MPs only heard what was read on the floor of parliament by the Chairman of the Committee before approving it.