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2018 “Tiger Eye entrapment”: Adu Boahen claims Anas targeted him and others

The Tiger Eye PI exposé was filmed in Dubai on 8 February 2018 and the lead investigator in the recording was the late Ahmed Hussein-Suale

The former minister of state at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu-Boahen, has said that Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI targeted him and others in 2018, essentially to entrap them.

In a statement following the release of excerpts of the exposé, Adu Boahen said: “It has come to my attention that a documentary to be aired by Tiger Eye PI, and an article published in the Crusading Guide of today (14 November 2022) seeks to accuse me of brokering deals for the Vice-President of the Republic.

“This follows an attempt to entrap myself and other persons in 2018. Substantively, I have not been involved in this act of which I am being accused.”

Adu Boahen’s statement goes on to say: “I do not however wish to be a distraction to Government and the Ministry of Finance at this crucial moment.

“Consequently, I have submitted my resignation to the President of the Republic. I will however look forward to a full investigation which I hope will reveal that I have not committed this act,” the statement ended.

However, the president, after speaking to his minister of state at the Ministry of Finance, decided to terminate Adu Boahen’s appointment with immediate effect, referring the case to the Office of the Special Prosecutor for investigation.


Asaase News gathers that the Tiger Eye PI exposé was filmed in Dubai on 8 February 2018 and the lead investigator in the recording was the late Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian investigative journalist who was shot and killed on 16 January 2019.

Initial contact

The Tiger PI investigators, according to our sources who are familiar with the over four-year-old story, first used a contact at the Ministry of Finance, a principal economics officer, who proceeded to set up the meetings.

Assuming the identity of a known Islamic bank in Bahrain, the undercover investigators pretended they were interested in setting up a bank in Ghana with US$500 million stated capital.

The services of one of the leading law firms in Ghana were engaged to facilitate the half-billion-dollar investment.

The “Islamic bankers” requested to meet with Ghana Ministry of Finance officials in Dubai to discuss their investment ambition. This was proving impossible, so had to be timed to coincide with scheduled travel.

Subsequently, the Ghanaian lawyer and Adu-Boahen, who was then a deputy minister of finance, met with the undercover team posing as investors in a hotel suite in Dubai on 8 February 2018, when the Akufo-Addo government was just 13 months in office.

Our information is that, apart from other instances of alleged conflict of interest, the investigative piece to be premièred on 14 November 2022 centres predominantly on this encounter of 8 February 2018.

Offer rejected

After the meeting with Charles Adu Boahen, Tiger Eye was not satisfied and wanted to trap the bigger fish: Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

The investigators were to have their chance, they thought, when, after several attempts, Ofori-Atta agreed to meet them at the airport in Dubai in transit to Tokyo, Japan.

In the company of his then personal assistant (PA), Michael Bediako, Ofori-Atta met the supposed investors (investigators) at the Dubai terminal hotel (Dubai International Airport) on 8 April 2018 at about 6.30am.

Ofori-Atta was informed the meeting was with the chairman of Al-Baraka Islamic Bank of Bahrain, whose interest was to invest $500 million to set up an “ethical” bank in Ghana.

The meeting, per our checks, lasted roughly five minutes. Ken Ofori-Atta left very irritated when he was offered a “gift”, which he refused to accept, and walked out with his PA, who was also offered a gift that was rejected as well.

It remains to be seen if this episode will feature in Monday’s première.

Wilberforce Asare

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