Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, says it would have been preferable for former minister Mr. Inusah Fuseini to inform the security agencies over a secret recording device fixed in his office, uncovered during a screening process.
Mr Inusah Fuseini, who once occupied the office as the minister of Lands and Natural resources under the erstwhile Mahama administration, in a radio interview ,confessed fixing the spying device to monitor activities in his office, a move which Mr Amewu thinks it leaves a lot to be desired
“I would have preferred maybe if he had remained quiet and just inform the security that he is the one behind it and they can handle it at that level,” Mr. Amewu told Starr FM.
“I am not in a position to say whether it’s working,” he adds.
Security agencies on Monday, during a screening process, uncovered the audio-visual recorder which was pinned to the back of the Coat of Arms hanging in the minister’s office.
The espionage set up included a camera, a storage unit and another device suspected to be a transmitter. It is believed to be able to pick whisper 35-feet away.
Mr Amewu said he is surprised his predecessor never informed him about an audio-visual device he secretly installed in his office
He said Mr Inusah Fuseini could have alerted him about the device during their interactions at Parliament.
But said he is not perturbed about the presence of the device as most of the discussions held in the office are information for public consumption.
Mr. Fuseini has confessed fixing the spying device to monitor activities in his office, however, he said there was no malice intended.
“That was my personal property,” Mr. Fuseini told Francis Abban on Morning Starr Tuesday July 11, 2017 in reply to a direct question regarding the ownership of the spying device. He said the apprehension that greeted the development was unwarranted because the device was not fully installed.
“It was not working. The installation was not completed,” he said.
By Fiifi Abdul Malik/ghanaguardian.com