The Parliament of the republic of Ghana has summoned popular reggae musician and radio presenter, Blakk Rasta to appear before its Privileges Committee on Thursday, June 25 to provide further evidence in support of his alleged claims that about 80% of Members of Parliament use marijuana.
The Committee says it invites Blakk Rasta after MP for Afigya-Sekyere East, David Hennric Yeboah brought to parliament’s attention the said claims made on his show on Hitz FM.
A letter signed by Principal Assistant Clerk of the Privileges Committee, Ebenezer Ahumah Djietotror states, “Having regard to the complaint and the sentiments expressed by Hon. Members on same, the Rt. Hon. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 31 referred your conduct to the Committee of Privileges for investigation and report.”
“Accordingly, the Committee hereby summons you [Blakk Rasta] under Standing Order 205 to appear before it on Thursday, 25th June, 2015 at 1:00 pm as a witness to assist in investigation of the matter.”
The letter further indicated that Blakk Rasta has the “right to be represented by a Counsel” of his choice “to assist you in the evidence you will adduce during proceedings.”
Blakk Rasta, known in real life as Abubakar Ahmed has previously claimed in a radio interview that he has about 56 lawyers ready to defend him should he get invited by the august house of parliament.