Most of us should know by now that our beloved Dominica is once again being portrayed in international circuits as a rogue state. According to a headline news by GhanaWebform one of Ghana’s primary News agency “A murky $150 COVID-19 test contract was awarded to Frontier Healthcare Services Limited (FHSL) which was incorporated in Ghana on July 21, 2020 - just 40 days before President Akufo-Addo opened the air borders. “ In it’s reporting GhannaWeb is saying that documents from Ghana’s Registrar General show that FHSL is owned by another Ghanaian company called Healthcare Solutions Services Limited (HSSL) which was incorporated in Dominica on June 3, 2020.(In the middle of the COVID 19 Shut down) The official documents also indicate that HSSL is located on Hanover, Hodges Lane in Roseau Dominica. Is that the handiwork of Prime Minister Skerrit’s attorney and consigliere Steven Isidore who has an office on Hanover Street?
The GhannaWeb is also reporting that the company HSSL is also owned by another company called The Peters Family Company Ltd which was also incorporated in Dominica. The Peters Family Company Ltd is suspected as the Ultimate Beneficial Owner of HSSL and FHSL in Ghana. The report further explains that the Ghana Registrar Department has no records of the Beneficial Owner of the string of companies except a few foreign and local directors who are fronting for the actual owners.
The ultimate ownership of the The Peters Family Company Ltd and its web of companies are unknown however investigators in Ghana are convinced that the Peters Family Company Ltd is an entity owned by the controversial Nigerian billionaire businessman Benedict Peters.
The name Benedict Peters comes with allegations of corruption , racketeering and money laundering. The Nigerian Billionaire has been accused of working with another dodgy Dominican Diplomat, Diezani Alison-Maudeke. In 2017 Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) placed him on a wanted list due to alleged crimes related to Diezani Alison-Maudeke and her alleged multi-million dollar corruption scheme.
According to a 2016 EFCC investigation Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former petroleum minister; Bernard Otti; Aiteo Energy Ltd; Northern Belt Oil and Gas Company Ltd and others were involved in stealing and laundering over $300 million. According to the EFCC Benedict Peters was at the material time the chairman of both companies.
Apart from being linked to Diezani Alison-Maudeke, we knew at MiTC that Benedict Peters had been linked directly to Dominica and its Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. As a matter of fact we always felt that PM Skerrit may have been introduced to Diezani Alison-Maudeke through Benedict Peters and not through Baroness “Sousay Sel” Scotland as speculated by the Dominican public. Somewhere around 2015-2016 we received some reports from a US investigator alleging that the Nigerian Billionaire Benedict Peters may have been in possession of a Dominica Diplomatic passport however we want to be clear that MiTC was unable to find any evidence to support the claim.
We do know for a fact that PM Skerrit cannot deny knowing Benedict Peters. His partner in nefarious activities, Hartley Henry can attest to knowing the Nigerian Billionaire.The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Motley is also very familiar with Benedict Peters. In fact prior to the last general election in Barbados there was a huge controversy relating campaign financing after it was revealed that Benedict Peters and Mia Motley met at the Barbados Hilton Resort.
The GhannaWeb has also reported that although Benedict Peters is no longer on the EFCC’s wanted list he has been living and operating in Ghana for a few years now and that prompted us to re-engage our journalist friends in Ghana.
In 2018 we reported that PM Skerrit made a quick and mysterious trip to Ghana. Not even his wife Melissa nor his cabinet knew of that trip and the purpose of the visit to Accra Ghana. In our report we presented evidence of his itinerary and proof that he used two different diplomatic passports on that trip to Ghana. We showed that Skerrit travelled from New York to Heathrow and then Heathrow to Accra using a Russian Airline. With all of the incontrovertible evidence of Skerrit’s secret trip to Ghana we also noticed that Skerrit’s travel had been paid by someone in Ghana who took extreme care in masking their identity. Our sources in Ghana were unable to identify the individual.
Is it all Coincidence????