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A breakdown of how Haruna Iddrisu received over US$2.5 million in bribes from companies in South Africa

A breakdown of how Haruna Iddrisu received over US$2.5 million in bribes from companies in South Africa

Haruna Iddrisu, Member of Parliament for Tamale South

News24, a major news portal in South Africa, published a report claiming that a local company that did some business in Ghana paid bribes to some senior politicians.

The report specifically mentioned Tamale South Member of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, who allegedly benefited from bribes worth more than US$2.5 million (R47 million).

News24's investigative report focused on the activities of the Singh brothers, Rochelle and Nishani, who ran the Ghana Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) between 2017 and 2022.

Parts of the report seen by GhanaWeb gave a breakdown of how various amounts of money were transferred to the legislator through others and in some cases through financial support for projects.

The money was paid in lieu of a profit share from a subcontract for the construction of Buipi Hospital and the construction of Haruna's private residence.

Payments made by Singh and GIC to Haruna Iddrisu

Between 2015 and 2020, Nishani Singh used several methods to pay Iddrisu directly, or to others at his request or for his benefit, at least R47 million.

The majority of the funds were paid directly from the GIC account to various suppliers, or to the GIC Ghana Director, Asoma Dokorogo.

This does not include payments for several overseas trips to London and at least one trip to Indonesia and South Africa.

Payment breakdown:

R31.8 million

Payments to Dokurugu as well as donations to political campaigns.

1.6 m

To Might Ghana Ltd, a company owned by Ibrahim Abduljalil, who is also the patron of Iddrisu's non-profit, Haruna Institute.

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898808 rand

Directly to Galilee.

7.3 m

To build Iddrisu's house.

4.4 m

Profit share from subcontract for construction of Buipe Hospital.


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