General News of Thursday, 9 February 2017
National Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams will sue his defamers in connection with reports that he is hiding state vehicles, his Aide Ibrahim Yahya, has said.
The Daily Guide newspaper has reported that apart from the five cars that were recently found in Mr Adams’ home by some state security agencies, six other state Land Cruisers are in his custody but had been taken out of his house. Those six SUVs, according to the paper are part of “over nine missing cars” which the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has been “grilling” Mr Adams about.
Mr Yahya, however, told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday that Mr Adams owns only two Land Cruisers. “Three of the vehicles are not for Mr Kofi Adams, they are registered in the name of an automobile company, we made the documentation available to the Deputy CID Boss, and, so, Kofi’s vehicles are the two Land Cruisers. The three [Pickups] were in their custody, which was used for operational purposes as National Organiser, they were given to him by the party to deploy.”
According to him, the report by the Daily Guide is inaccurate and defamatory, hinting at a possible legal action. “That is what journalism has become in Ghana and I am not surprised at the actions of Daily Guide. It took us less than four minutes to give those documents to the Deputy CID boss so if she granted that interview to Daily Guide and told them that we struggled then it’s between her and her God,” he said.
As far as the nine missing cars are concerned, Mr Yahya said: “I don’t know anything about this but Kofi Adams’ house cannot take more than five vehicles….”
“Mr Adams had five vehicles in his house, three Pick-Ups and two Land Cruisers, the two Land Cruisers are in his name, the remaining ones that they are reporting, maybe when we get to court Daily Guide will show us where those vehicles that had their chassis number scrapped are, it’s an issue our lawyers are handling and I’ve told you by the end of today, you’ll hear from us. The best thing any civil and right thinking person will do under this circumstance is that option, all the actors who are part of it, by close of day you’ll hear their names,” he said.