Angry Obiri Boahen petitions IGP over release of Kofi Adams vehicles

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Deputy General Secretary has petitioned Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Apeatu to reconsider circumstances that resulted in the release of seized vehicles to NDC National Organiser, Kofi Adams.

Nana Obiri Boahen has accused the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of a shoddy work done, saying it failed to do a thorough job in its investigation into the ownership of the vehicles.

“I have written to the IGP I will get the full report, I will act appropriately,” he told Joy News Saturday.

Two land cruisers and three pickups vehicles belonging to Mr Adams were confiscated a day after government announced some 208 state vehicles were missing.

The NDC National Organiser is reported to have been outside the country when the said vehicles were driven out of his residence.

After days of pressure from Mr Adams’ lawyer, Samson Lardy Anyenini who had threatened some legal suit if the vehicles are not handed-over, the police CID released the vehicles.

CID PRO, ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwah has said their action was based on the findings of their investigation which revealed the vehicles belong to Mr Adams and not the state.

“We had the right to investigate who the owner of the cars were and after investigation, we came to the realisation that the vehicles do not belong to the state,” he said.

But Mr. Obiri Boahen said the information that led to the decision by the police to release the vehicles is challenged and wants the IGP to go into it.

Commenting on threats to sue him over some claims he had made against Mr Adams, he said he does not believe in media war which leads nowhere.

“If they want to sue me…I am prepared to receive the writ. They should stop wasting our ears and our time,” he said.

He said Ghanaians have “serious and salient” issues to address in the country than threats of suit in the media.

“Is he [Mr Adams] the only person who has commenced an action in court,” he said, adding he is prepared to face them in court.