Personnel from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) last Monday caused a stir at the Kejetia Terminal when they, in the escort of armed military and police personnel broke into the offices from where Freko Fd Enterprises limited operated.
The offices which have been locked with separate padlocks each for Freko and the KMA since the infamous invasion by the assembly was forced open with more hammers, chisels and other heavy metals.
In some of the offices which the padlocks appeared too hard to break in, the whole security metal gates before the wooden doors were removed from the hard walls.
This recent action by the assembly in the company of armed security personnel has raised several questions and increased the debate about the conduct of the Kumasi Mayor on the Kejetia terminal and in the Kumasi Metropolis.
A staff of Freko Fd, Victor Osei Poku who spoke to this paper when he was called upon to share his view on the development noted that he was not surprised at all as the KMA Mayor, Hon. Kojo Bonsu has on several occasions showed utmost disregard for the laws of the land and nothing happens to him.
He said the Monday afternoon action by the assembly is an attestation of the assertions by Freko and several well meaning residents of Kumasi that Mr. Kojo Bonsu ‘lives above the laws of Ghana when he is supposed to be under it’.
“This is not the first time he is showing disrespect to the law, and so I am not surprised at all. How can the mayor take such an action when the case is in court and there has not been any ruling on it”, he enquired adding that, ‘or does he have any order from the High court to break into our offices and pack our things out’.
Mr. Osei Poku told this paper that the breaking into the offices without a witness from Freko fd only showed how desperate the Kumasi Mayor is, to twist the arms of the law and win the case at all cost.
“I suspect he is up to something very sinister because these are offices where we still have our equipments, receipts, and other valuable company items and you break in while we are in court, I suspect they must have stolen certain things from there or deposited something there to indict Freko Fd, but we are not afraid at all”. He pointed.
When contacted to explain the rational for breaking into the Freko offices without a notice to the company, the Public Relations Officer of KMA, Godwin Nyame said he knew nothing about the action and begged for more time to check and get back to this reporter but had not, as at press time.
The KMA took over the management of the Kejetia Terminal on November 11, 2013, after what it described as ‘woefully failed’ and defiantly refusing to remedy the company’s countless breaches of the terms of the contract with KMA.
Freko fd protested and headed for court to seek redress in what they termed as unlawful termination of contract.
A Kumasi High Court at its last sitting adjourned the case to today, Wednesday March 19, 2014 for hearing on the substantive case.
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