General News of Sunday, 19 February 2017
Fifteen police officers in six patrol vehicles have stormed the home of Mr Fame Derek Djisam, the NDC’s Communication Secretary for the Trobu constituency, to seize a 2012-registered 2008 model Tundra.
The officers said they had reports that the car was a stolen state asset.
Mr Djisam told Class FM Friday, 17 February that despite pleading with the officers to allow him to produce documents covering the car, they insisted on towing it away in the presence of his 75-year-old mother and children.
“It’s complete madness, I mean it’s complete madness,” he fumed.
Mr Djisam said the car “is privately owned, I bought it from an expatriate” but used it to help the NDC in the 2016 election campaign.
He insisted the car was not given to him by the NDC. “Are they telling me if you do your private business, you can’t help your party?” Mr Djisam wondered.
He said he had spoken to his lawyer to sue the police officers who said they were part of the assets taskforce set up by the presidency to retrieve stolen state vehicles and other assets.
The cars of NDC members including Kofi Adams and James Agyenim-Boateng were recently seized in a similar fashion. The CID on Thursday returned all five cars to Mr Adams. That of Mr Agyenim-Boateng is yet to be returned.