The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tema East Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has pointed accusing fingers at his predecessor, Nii Quatei Titus Glover of being behind his arrest and detention by the police few days to the December 2020 general election.
According to the former Mayor of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Isaac Ashia Odamtten, his arrest which resulted in series of demonstrations and burning of car tyres and keeping of vigil by supporters of the NDC in Tema Manhean, was orchestrated by the former MP, who was ousted at the last election.
The arrest was described as "unjust arrest and intimidation".
The now lawmaker, who has denied all corruption allegations levelled against him, including embezzlement of funds, said his woes commenced immediately he expressed the desire to contest the Tema East Constituency seat which until the 2020 election, had been occupied by Mr Glover after it was created in 2012.
Appearing on Joy FMs late afternoon show segment of Personality Profile hosted by Lexis Bill, Mr Odamtten, described the entire incident as "political" adding "I will answer these questions by saying that in all these allegations, if I am not contesting for Parliament, I am clean, but so long as I am contesting for Parliament, then there's something I have to answer. So we are in court, we will answer".
He maintained "There can't be an alternative" to what he described as fabricationby his political opponents led by the former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.
The former Mayor, said the machinations against him started "internally" during the NDC's party primaries, after which his opponent outside picked on it and got the police to arrest him.
He said the agenda was to "deter me from contesting and make me dirty".
But said he was resolute, knowing he was free of all the things he was being accused of.
"I don't frit at all, it doesn't scare me at all".
Mr Odamtten was arrested by the Tema Community 11 police on Monday November 30, 2020 and charged with six counts of financial loss to the TMA among other charges committed during the period he served as the Mayor.
He was granted a bail of GHc1Million
Mr Odamtten impressed upon state institutions charged with responsibility look into some of these allegations to do a "clean job" when the need arises.
He regretted the many publications that were made against him, saying although he had tried to explain his side of the story at the beginning, he realized it was going to be difficult because the agenda was to make the name calling and force publications stick to destroy his reputation.
He feared what will be come of the archives and records for academic work, if such unfounded allegations are allowed to fester.
"We are hurting institutional memory, we are hurting the body of academic", he said.