The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has alleged that about sixteen men believed to be military personnel, and others from the National Security, have seized five vehicles from his home.
Although details of why the incident happened are sketchy, Mr. Adams, who was also the 2016 National Campaign Coordinator for the NDC, confirmed this on Citi Eyewitness News today, [Wednesday].
According to him, he was informed about the incident by an occupant of the house because he is attending a function in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He explained that, before he traveled to the UAE on Sunday, some six officials claiming to be National Security personnel visited the House on Saturday in an attempt to seize the cars in his absence.
He said he managed to stop them when he was called at a funeral grounds, but managed to confirm that the men were not ordered to carry out the act by the National Security Minister.
He said he found it strange to receive a call whiles outside the country today [Wednesday], that the same six men with others, had returned to seize his five vehicles.
“I had to travel to Dubai for the function, so I left Ghana on Sunday, only to receive a call that sixteen military persons and some police officers together with four of the six who came the last time and a DVLA officer with a machine, came to the house, got into the yard, and insisted on getting the vehicles out. The DVLA official had a system that could check the genuineness of the registration when you enter the number of the vehicle; he did so according to the Youngman who was at home then, and everything clearly indicated that these were vehicles that had been properly registered and did not even belong to the state.”
“So the advice was that they needed to go back, but it looks as if the taste for seizing vehicles was so high, so they insisted the Youngman must bring the keys for them to do a test on a particular one. He told them he won’t do that; but one of them used the rear side of his AK-47 to hit him, and so he was frightened. Once he was walking into the room to pick the keys, they followed him forcefully, and whether he was picking the keys, they picked the other keys and tried each car to find out which one fitted and drove everything away.”
Mr. Adams could however not confirm whether he personally purchased the cars by himself, except to say that he owns them since they are registered in his name.
There are unconfirmed reports that some of the previous government’s officials, may have misappropriated some state assets. Meanwhile authorities at the Ministry of Defence have denied sanctioning any soldier to carry out such an assignment.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana