News item claiming that two vehicles meant for the Oti Regional House of Chiefs’ use could not be found has turned out to be a false and fabricated story.
A sister station in Accra last week published that a Land Cruiser and Pick-up vehicles donated to the Oti Regional House of Chiefs had vanished into thin air, a news item which did not only raised a lot of eyebrows, but also sought to drag the Volta Regional House of Chiefs’ Registrar, custodian of the vehicles name into the mud
Meanwhile, Class News further checks reveal that, the Oti Regional Minister, Kwasi Owusu Yeboah, was the alleged brain behind such concocted story for a reason he can best explain.
Ghanaianvoiceonline’s Edward Tetteh further spoke with the Registrar of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Harry Atikpoe, the custodian of the vehicles in question who said, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia presented keys to the vehicles to him for keep temporarily awaiting the conduct of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs elections.
Mr. Atikpoe who noted that he earlier sent one of the vehicles to Dambai and even kept it in the Regional Minister’s residence for safety sake and could not phantom why such malicious publication could be made to tanish his image, expressed surprise at how policemen had to chase and collect the pick-up in the middle of an official duty journey from Dambai to Accra, on the instruction of the regional minister.
About ten minutes later, the Nkwanta District Commander of Police himself called at the Registrar’s office also on the instruction of the minister to collect the Land Cruiser which the registrar obliged, leaving him in a state of shock regarding the conduct of the minister and the rambolike manner the vehicles he had kept for a fortnight were collected.
“The Vice President presented the keys to the vehicles me to keep awaiting the outcome of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs’ elections, and anybody who sought to know about the vehicles could easily contact me but not churning out a falsehood in the publication that i have stolen the vehicles.” the registrar emphasised.
By: Edward Tetteh