Bugging Device Found in Ghana Ministerial Office

CeanBugging Device Found

Bugging device found in Ghana ministers office.  The former Ghana Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has admitted planting the audio-visual recording device which was recently discovered in Mr John Peter Amewu’s office.

It was revealed on Monday that the office of the current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, had been bugged.  A secret camera and recorder was found during a recent screening [sweeping] by National Security.

The device (pictured above), a recorder which is said to be able to pick low volume sounds about 30 metres away with a data storage unit and a transmitting unit, was pinned to the back of the Coat of Arms that hanged in the minister’s office, and Alhaji Fuseini said it was planted there around 2013 whilst he was fighting illegal mining.  His explanation was that he wanted to monitor people who were moving in and out of his office either in his presence or absence.National Security operatives recently retrieved the gadget after a routine screening exercise at the Ministry.
The BNI is still conducting investigations into the matter and Alhaji Fuseini says he was yet to be contacted about the device.According to Alhaji Fuseini, the gadget was given to him as a gift when he was the Minister to aid him monitor what went on in his office.
He noted that the device was, however, not fully installed, and, so, the anxiety about spying on the current Minister who is at the forefront of fighting illegal small-scale mining was unnecessary.  “That was my personal property… It was not working. The installation was not completed,” he said.



Enoch Darfah Frimpong – Graphic Online