General News of Sunday, 19 February 2017
The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over what he describes as a shoddy work done by the police in their investigation of cars belonging to the National Organizer of the opposition NDC, Kofi Adams.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), of the Police Service on Thursday released two Toyota Landcruisers and three pickup vehicles to Mr Adams claiming their investigation had established the cars did not belong to the state.
Some NPP youth and personnel from National Security seized the cars from the Tema residence of Mr Adams at a time he was abroad and drove the vehicles to the Flagstaff House on the basis that they suspected the cars were state owned.
But Nana Obiri Boahen has stated that the CID erred by concluding its investigation without taking statements from the persons who seized the cars in the first place, saying the police did a poor job.
“At what point in time did they do the investigations and then they drew the conclusion and arrived at the final position that the vehicles be released to Kofi Adams without taking statements of those who went in for the vehicles, without giving them the opportunity to present their side of the case. What kind of shoddy work is that?”
He’s hopes to get the full report of the investigation by the CID after he has petitioned the IGP over the matter.
“I don’t want to wage war in the media, I have written to the Inpsector General of Police, I’ll get the full report and I’ll respond appropriately.”