The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued an arrest warrant for Samuel Adam Fosters who is also called Samuel Adam Mahama in connection with his role in the Airbus bribery scandal.
He has been accused for allegedly accepting bribe to influence a public officer and acting in collaboration with a public officer for the public officer’s private gain.
The Interpol said he is liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding of 25 years for the offence.
The arrest warrant which was issued on July 10, said once Mr Adam Mahama is traced, “assurances are given that an extradition will be sought upon arrest of the person, in conformity with national laws and/or the applicable bilateral and multilateral treaties.”
“Extradition will be sought upon the arrest of the person, in conformity with national laws and/or the applicable bilateral and multilateral treaties.”
On January 31, Ghana was cited as one of five countries in which global aerospace group, Airbus SE, allegedly bribed or promised payments to senior officials in exchange for business favours between 2009 and 2015, according to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
This led to a record £3 billion in settlement by Airbus with France, the United Kingdom and the United States to avoid corporate criminal charges.