Security taskforce uncovers vehicles at Nsawam

One of the  vehicles retrievedA National Security taskforce, tasked to retrieve missing government vehicles, yesterday uncovered vehicles including armoured and State Protocol Development (SPD) vehicles, alleged to be state stolen cars, at Oforikrom, Nsawam, in the Eastern Region
The vehicles, numbering about 15, included a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number GS6985-13, Pajero Mitsubishi, BMW X5, Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer, and a Grand Cherokee Jeep, were found at Oforikrom, Nsawam, following a tip off.
The team, led by Kwesi Abebrese, discovered that some of the alleged stolen vehicles were taken to Accra before the operation, which lasted about two hours.
Mr. William Baah, in whose house the cars were kept, was questioned by the media, regarding the ownership of the vehicles.
Earlier, he told the media that the vehicles were seized  from creditors who could not settle their indebtedness, following court action, but later said he was not aware if the government sold the cars to some people.
Describing the action of the taskforce as an invasion of his privacy, Mr. Baah alleged that “a top member in the New Patriotic Party government owned the Cherokee Jeep car with the registration GR7798Y,” but he fell short to mention the name of the politician.
Later, Mr. Baah produced documents, some of which were court order for execution and seizure of the aforementioned vehicles.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times after the operation, Abebrese said the team would retrieve all stolen government vehicles.
He said he was surprised that SPD vehicle and another armoured car, which he said were vehicles procured under former President Kufuor’s administration, and used for the Ghana@50 celebrations, were found in the pool of vehicles, adding “we would ensure those who stole state vehicles were dealt with in accordance with law.”

By Malik Sullemana  

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