Veep did not direct Segbefia to release any vehicle

The Spokesperson for Vice-President John Dramani Mahama, John Jinapor, has denied that his boss directed deputy chief of staff Alex Segbefia to release some cars to a car

dealer.

A car dealer and businessman, Mr Al Wahab, claimed on Friday’s edition of Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme that his three cars were forcibly taken away from him even though he had documents to prove that the cars were legitimately acquired, with duties paid accordingly.

He said all efforts to get his cars back proved futile and also alleged that Mr Segbefia who claimed the vehicles were stolen has failed to substantiate his claim.

According to him, he subsequently approached some key people in government including the vice president for assistance.

He said the vice president directed Mr Segbefia to release the vehicles, a directive the deputy chief of staff refused to comply.

But Mr Jinapor said although Al Wahab came to see Mr Mahama with some documents, the vice president did not have the capacity to prove the authenticity of those documents, and could not possibly have instructed Mr Segbefia to release those cars.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, the vice presidential spokesperson said his boss only sought to help Al Wahab by reducing the possible unnecessary bureaucracy that would have characterized the process of releasing the vehicles.

He explained that that was why vice president Mahama spoke to the deputy chief of staff on behalf of Mr Al Wahab.