General News of Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Less than 24 hours after former Energy Minister returned a luxury Lexus amidst public criticism, it has been alleged, the embattled politician still has another government property-a vehicle- in his possession.
NPP Minority spokesperson on Energy Kobina Tahir Hammond insisted that the NDC minister is still using a VW Phaeton which he claims belongs to GRIDCO.
“What is worse [is] I have some information that he is actually keeping another vehicle in his possession,” he said on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday.
The Lexus used by Dr. Oteng Adjei was one of the luxury vehicles meant for inspection of a rural electrification project.
He said he didn’t steal the car and that the Lexus LX 570 which he was using until he returned it to the Energy Ministry this morning was an appropriate reward for his hard work.
Insisting that he has no vendetta against the embattled politician, KT Hammond suggested that the former Energy minister deserves the vilifications coming his way.
This is because while Dr. Oteng Adjei was a minister, he went on a witch-hunt of former NPP ministers and functionaries; demanding they return saloon cars in their possession, KT Hammond said.
In reaction, Dr. Oteng Adjei has retorted that anybody who thinks he has done something wrong should go to court although he would not confirm if the GRIDCO vehicle is indeed in his possession.
The fresh allegation will do little to disperse public impression that politicians are milking the country dry while many go through hardship.