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Kofi Adams sues CDS, Abronye over vehicles seizure

The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has filed a writ at the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court against the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces, Major General Obed Akwa, in connection with the seizure of his vehicles.

Joined to the suit are Captain Anane Tandoh of the Defence Mechanical Transport Unit at Burma Camp as well as the Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, a.k.a. Abronye DC.

According to Mr Adams, the taskforce members stole a pistol and some cash from the vehicles.

Some men who were said to be from the military, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and national security on Wednesday February 1, 2017 confiscated five vehicles, which were parked in the Tema Gulf City residence of Mr Adams.

Mr Adams who was outside of Ghana at the time in a telephone interview with Accra based radio station, Asempa FM said he received a telephone call from home about the incident.

He alleged that the men first went to the house on Saturday explaining they were from National Security and that they were there to carry away all the vehicles parked in the house since they suspect it belonged to the state.

He said when he [Adams] called the National Security Minister about it on Saturday, he denied sending men to the house for any such operation and so the matter was reported to the police.

According to Mr Adams, the men went back to the house on Wednesday with 15 armed men who were in military uniform, some officials from the DVLA and national security and that they went there with a DVLA mobile van and took the five vehicles away.

The vehicles were subsequently handed over to the police who later returned them to Mr. Adams who was away when the incident happened.

Mr Adams, however, claims some of the items in the vehicles could not be accounted for after he got his cars back.




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