The National Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, will take legal action against the Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, and a host of other defamers in connection with reports that he (Adams) stole state vehicles, his aide Ibrahim Yahaya has said.
“I don’t think we will go beyond Monday [February 27] without filing a suit at the court suing some individuals who came on air to allege that he has tampered with chassis numbers on the vehicles and he has stolen state vehicles. I think Monday will even be far. Very soon, Class FM will get a copy of the writ in the court,” Mr Yahaya told Emefa Apawu on Class FM’s 505 news programme.
This comes after it emerged that the five cars seized by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service have been released to Mr Adams after he had provided all the necessary documents covering them to ascertain ownership of the cars.
Confirming the release of the cars, Mr Yahaya added that the individuals who had earlier levelled wrong accusations against Mr Adams would be made to answer in court.
Asked by the host of the programme who the individuals in question were, Mr Yahaya said: “Obiri Boahen is the number one person. The rest of the people I will not like to disclose their names but then we will sue them. Nothing is going to stop us.”
The said vehicles include two Toyota Land Cruiser V8s with registration numbers GS 7451-12 and GN 7796-16 respectively and three Nissan Hardbody Pick-Ups with registration numbers GM 842-16, GM 823-16 and GM 846-16, respectively.
On 1 February, 15 armed men dressed in military fatigues, suspected to be army personnel, stormed the private residence of Mr Adams and seized all his vehicles in the company of four alleged National Security officers and personnel from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
According to Mr Adams, who said he was in Dubai during the incident, the soldiers ransacked his Tema Gulf City home and drove away the five cars.
The cars, according to the soldiers, were suspected to belong to the state and were taken to the Flagstaff House.
National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah later called Mr Adams to apologise to him saying the action was not sanctioned by officialdom. Mr Kan-Dapaah ordered the return of the cars but Mr Adams insisted they be taken to the police for inspection and an inventory taken before he could take them back. The CID, however, held onto the cars until Mr Adams was compelled to write to the IGP to demand his vehicles back.
The Pick-Ups are in the name of Japan Motors while the two Land Cruisers are in the name of Mr Adams.
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