Newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu
The newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, seems to have gotten his first major task to perform for the state, even before he begins work.
The celebrated legal practitioner and anti-corruption crusader, has been charged to help retrieve 43 state vehicles, which are surprisingly missing from the pool of vehicles at the seat of government.
The 43 vehicles were boldly captured in the handing over document of ex-President John Dramani Mahama’s administration as part of the vehicles at the presidency, but they cannot be accounted for.
Odeneho Nana Oppong, director of transport and logistics at the Flagstaff House, has therefore, stated that his office is considering seeking Mr. Amidu’s support so that the vehicles would be seized from people who have taken custody of them.
According to him, the list of the 43 people, who illegally bought the state vehicles, had been compiled and that very soon they would be published in the DAILY GUIDE, the leading private newspaper in the country.
Nana Oppong alleged that the 43 missing vehicles were sold at giveaway prices to some National Democratic Congress (NDC) functionaries throughout the country at the expense of the state.
He revealed that some professionals such as military men, policemen and top journalists, also benefitted from the illegal sale of the vehicles at the presidency.
Strangely, he disclosed that the state vehicles were mostly sold to the beneficiaries after the results of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections which the NDC lost embarrassingly – had been declared.
Nana Oppong claimed that some plush-looking salon cars, which the state bought less than two years ago, were also illegally sold to some people by the Mahama-led NDC government without any justification.
He said even state vehicles that are not mandated to be sold to the public, including four-wheel drives, were also sold to some individuals, who have not served the state in any capacity.
According to him, vehicles that were purchased by the state at GH¢100,000 were surprisingly sold to the beneficiaries at a meager price of GH¢5,000, even though they were less than two years old.
“We have the list of all the 43 people who are in possession of those missing state cars, they include soldiers, policemen and top journalists in the country” he said during an interview with Kwadwo Atwi Boasiako on UTV.