Australia scandal: Hadzide and Baah Agyemang reinstated


The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide, and the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, have officially been reinstated.

This was confirmed in a statement from the Presidency issued today [Monday], July 9, 2018.

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This comes after President Akufo-Addo announced that the investigation into the recent Australia Commonwealth games visa scandal showed that Mr. Hadzide was not complicit in any wrongdoing.

The investigations were carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

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Mr Hadzide was suspended alongside Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah, on April 12, 2018 for their alleged roles in a visa racketeering scandal during the 2018 Commonwealth games.

At least 50 persons who claimed to be journalists and were in Australia to cover the Commonwealth Games were arrested and repatriated for bearing false identities.

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