Harry Zakour Tackles Jake …As He Invokes May 9 Ghosts On Him For Insulting President Mahama As Corrupt
General Mosquito, aka Johnson Asiedu Nketia’s declared ‘Face of Corruption in Ghana’ Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, has become the subject of necromancy, for daring to insult President John Dramani Mahama as corrupt.
Veteran football administrator and the National Democratic Congress’ chairman for the Korle-Klottey Constituency, Harry Zakour, is invoking the spirits of the football supporters who died in the May 9 disaster at the Accra Sports Stadium to demand monies given in their name from Jake.
In an interview in Accra yesterday, the affable Harry Zakour asked that the spirits of the dearly departed soccer fans follow a popular lead given by ‘Chuck’ Kofi Wayo to wring any monies that were supposed to go to their families, but have not reached them from Jake.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey, who has been declared Ghana’s Face of Corruption by the NDC’s General Secretary, General Mosquito, was the chairman of the Stadium Disaster Fund that was set up to raise monies to cater for the families of many football supporters, who died in the Accra Sports Stadium stampede in 2001.
The disaster had happened during a titanic clash between two of Ghana’s top local clubs – Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak.
Following the unfortunate incident, which saw majority of the casualties coming from Nima-based Hearts of Oak Chapter O supporters’ fan base, Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey, who base, Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey, who was then President Kufuor’s chief of Staff, set up the Stadium Disaster Fund, to ostensibly pool money for the upkeep of the victims families.
Mr. Harry Zakour, who was then a well known administrator at Hearts of Oak, notes that instead of the monies going to benefit the families, Chuck Kofi Wayo, a close friend of Jake’s at the time, came out and told the whole world of how Jake had become wealthy through the Stadium Disaster Fund.
According to Mr. Wayo, Jake had incessantly boasted that he had used his smartness to pocket the monies meant for the victims families.
Since Mr. Wayo’s revelation, several years ago, the alleged stealing of monies from the Stadium Disaster fund by Jake has not really received proper probing.
It is in this state of unfinished business over the fund that Mr. Harry Zakour is urging the spirits of the dead to probe Jake themselves.