Some appointees of former President John Dramani Mahama are facing allegations of acquiring luxury properties worth a staggering $8,409,400 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under “dubious circumstances”.

The revelations from an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) shed light on a network of high-value real estate transactions involving prominent figures from across the globe.

In a detailed report, OCCRP has alleges that Inusah Abdulai Bistav Fuseini, former Minister of Roads, and Moses Aduku Asaga, former CEO of the National Petroleum Authority, are among those implicated.

Mr. Fuseini allegedly owns a portfolio of 20 apartments valued at $7,240,400 spread across prestigious addresses such as The One at Jumeirah Village Triangle and Millennium Place.

Mr. Asaga is alleged to possess a single apartment worth $133,100 in the upscale Spirit Tower.

OCCRP’s findings also implicate Justice Anthony Alfred Benin, a former Supreme Court Judge, and Dr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah, previously embroiled in financial controversy at the Electoral Commission. The two reportedly own substantial properties in Dubai totaling $412,300 and $623,600, respectively.

Dubai’s allure as a haven for wealthy individuals facing legal scrutiny or sanctions was underscored by experts interviewed in the report.

The investigation further highlights the ease with which politically exposed persons (PEPs) and individuals under investigation can acquire property in Dubai, often without stringent scrutiny into the sources of their wealth.

Concerns raised by OCCRP suggest that Dubai’s real estate sector may facilitate money laundering activities, offering anonymity and minimal oversight in transactions.

A covert investigation by SVT reporters revealed a disturbingly casual approach by real estate agents in accepting cash payments for transactions .