General News of Monday, 2 March 2015
Source: Daily Guide
Former Chairman of the National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD), Andrew Okaikoi has denied contracting people to plant narcotic drugs in the vehicle of the Assembly Member for Annumle electoral area, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo.
This was after he was accused by close aides of Keglo who is also the Okaikoi North constituency secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), of planting drugs suspected to be cocaine and Indian hemp (wee) found in the former’s vehicle last week.
Keglo was arrested last Tuesday by police officers on duty around the La Polyclinic area upon a tipoff.
When a search was conducted in his vehicle, the police found the said drugs hidden in a compartment and subsequently took him to the Police Headquarters in Accra for illegal possession of narcotic drugs; but he was let off the hook after a few hours at the place.
Even though the police have and continue to remain tight-lipped on the case, it is believed that some government officials intervened for his release.
They have since changed the case to one of a frame-up, claiming that Keglo was set up.
The police have been unable to apprehend the man who allegedly concealed the drugs in Mr Keglo’s vehicle though they have set the prime suspect free.
Many have claimed that Andrew Okaikoi is working against Keglo’s re-election bid as Assembly Member for the area and supporting another candidate in the race, and so he might have a hand in setting Keglo up.
But Andrew Okaikoi, who is a former Parliamentary aspirant and husband of Ghana’s Ambassador to Czech Republic, Zita Okaikoi, wondered why someone would want to link him to the arrest of Keglo.
“What is my interest in district level elections?” he said when Joy FM reporters approached him on the allegation last week.
Mr Andrew Okaikoi said he has not been in the country since December 27 and has just returned to Ghana.
He therefore could not fathom when and how he could have conceived such an idea and to what end he would go to get people to plant narcotic drugs in someone’s car, describing the allegation as unfounded and borne out of malice