Obiri Boahen petitions IGP over Kofi Adams’ vehicles

There is a new twist to the Kofi Adams vehicle saga, as the Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over what he described as a shoddy work done by the police in their investigations into the matter.

According to Nana  Boahen, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) erred by concluding its investigations without taking statements from the persons who seized the vehicles from the private residence of Mr. Adams, the National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Last month, some youths purported to be members of the NPP, known as the Invisible Forces and alleged personnel from the National Security stormed the residence of Mr. Adams located at Golf City, near Tema and seized five vehicles.

The group claimed the vehicles belonged to the state and suspected they were stolen by Mr. Adams.

The NDC National Organiser was abroad at the time of the seizure.

However, the CID last Thursday released the vehicles; two Toyota Landcruisers and three pickup vehicles to Mr. Adams stating their investigations had established the said vehicles did not belong to the state.

Nana Boahen, a lawyer, has now picked a bone with the CID, saying that they did not do a thorough work.

He claimed to have petitioned the IGP over the matter and was hopeful to get the full report of the investigations conducted by the CID, after which he would make his pronouncement.

“I do not want to wage war in the media, I have written to the IGP, I will get the full report and I will respond appropriately,” he stated.

Nana Boahen had earlier alleged that Mr. Adams stole the five vehicles which were in a pool of state vehicles.

Meanwhile, Samson Anyenini, the lawyer for Mr. Adams said he had instructions from his client to sue  Mr. Boahen for defamation.
“He will be in court and he would have to prove his matter in court. As a lawyer who has developed expertise in the law of defamation, I am clearly aware of the attempt he is making, but they are belated.

He challenged Nana Boahen to provide substantial evidence to back the claims that the vehicles were indeed stolen.

Mr. Anyenini said if he felt he has any document to prove contrary he should submit those documentations to the police.

“It is clear however that while he was all over the place making those baseless and unfounded allegations, he never showed a shred of evidence to back his claim. For his information again, we will not join him in this political noise on radio.”

He is seeking to have an answer in court in his defence; but it is belated and he cannot be rescued.”

The ruling NPP government which took office on January 7 has claimed that over 200 vehicles belonging to the state has gone missing and has set up a taskforce to retrieve them.

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