Daasebre Kwabena Ahenkorah, Assistant Divisional Officer at Kotoka International Airport and National Operations Commander, Vehicle Task Force has led an operation to retrieve some 2 vehicles at Olebu-Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, which they suspect belongs to the state.
The said vehicles were reportedly in the possession of one Asem Emmanuel, who supposedly worked with the previous NDC government as an Auto Repair Expert handling most of the state cars.
“I’ve monitored him from January and my investigations have proved that most of the state cars he was repairing, he’d diverted them into his own garage and changed the registration numbers. He’s opened two garages, according to the information I have now.” Kwabena Ahenkorah told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.
Ahenkorah said Asem has admitted having those cars in his possession, about 10 of the suspected state cars when he confronted him, but he’s as well insisting he[Asem] acquired them legally with documents covering it.
In an attempt to probe further, Ahenkorah said he was shown receipts of the said cars that revealed a surprisingly cheap prices at which the cars were purchased.
“The ten cars included 4 Toyota Land cruisers, 4 Double cabin Pick ups, 1 Toyota V8 and a Passat car. With the documents he showed me, the 4 brand new Nissan pick ups were bought for GHS 18,000, while the Land cruisers were also purchased at a unit price of GHS 2,000. It is only the Toyota v8 that presumably was acquired at a reasonable price, which was about GHS 30,000,” Mr. Ahenkorah disclosed.
Meanwhile, the National Operations Commander of the Vehicle Task Force said there were some near clash between himself and Lord Commey’s ‘boys’ who according him were blocking his efforts from retrieving the cars in that operation.
He claimed these men working under the Director of Operations at the Presidency, Lord Commey had attacked him severally on such operations, and in this case were holding brief for Asem insisting the said vehicles belonged to him and were not state cars.