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General News Fri, 15 Jan 1999

Offinso Assembly pays 29 million cedis to retrieve vehicle

Kumasi (Ashanti Region) 15 Jan. '99

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A Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to the Offinso district assembly which was impounded on the orders of a Kumasi High Court has been released to the assembly after it paid 29 million cedis to the court last month. A source at the High Court told the Ghana News Agency today that after the money was paid and the necessary documents prepared, the keys to the vehicle were retrieved from the auctioneer and released to the assembly. It said the assembly took the vehicle away on Wednesday, January six, from the court premises where it was parked. A Kumasi High Court, presided over by Mr A. K. Abada, ordered public auctioning of the vehicle following the failure of the assembly to pay for repair works on a Mercedes Benz car belonging to Mr George Afra Aryeetey, Deputy Judicial Secretary, estimated at 29 million cedis. Mr Aryeetey sued the assembly over the repair of his car, which was involved in an accident with the assembly's vehicle, while returning from Offinso. The assembly failed to carry out the court's order to repair the damaged car. The about eight million cedis it offered as part payment was rejected by the court.

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