The Divisional Police Commander of Suame, Chief Superintendent C. O. Lomotey and four others have been sued by the leader and founder of the United Front Party (UFP), Nana Agyenim Boateng, popularly known as Gyataba.
According to a writ of summon from a Kumasi High court filed on March 7, 2017, the five are to appear before the court on March 15, 2017 for being accused of stealing two vehicles belonging to Mr. Boateng.
The other four accused are; Kofi Adom also known as Nana Prempeh, one Saliu, Dada Nasco and Francis Asante all members of the invisible forces claimed by Mr. Boateng in an interview with the press.
According to the statement of claim which was issued on March 7, 2017, the five have been accused of forcibly taking two Fiat Fullback Pickup Vehicles with registration numbers GM 1413-16 and GM 1842-16 from Mr. Boateng and as such their action was the possession and unlawful and unconstitutional.
The claim further stated that, Mr. Boatengwent into entered into an agreement with Tanik Ghana Limited at Tema (a party in the case), to purchase the two vehicles in 2016, where he (Gyataba), was supposed to pay it in installment and upon completion of payment, the title of the documents of the vehicles would be transferred into his name.
The statement of claim also stated that, on March 2, 2017, Asante in the company of some heavily armed men who claimed to be police officers stormed the worksite of Boateng at Fufuo near Barekese in the Atwimanwabiagya District and forcibly towed the vehicles away.
It also indicated that, when the workers of Boateng confronted the men, they (Asante and others) told the workers that, their action was on the orders of C/Supt. Lomotey and that if they (the workers) interferes, the armed men would shoot and kill them,
Boateng according to the claim, made a follow up and found that the vehicles were towed to the premises of the Suame Police Station in Kumasi and as a result of poor handling of the vehicles, various degrees of damages had occurred to the vehicle.
The claim stated, Boateng was contending that, the conduct of the five depriving him access to the vehicles is unlawful and breach of constitutional rights and so he is entitled to special damages from them.
Meanwhile, Mr. Boateng told News Ghana that, it was unfortunate to resort to court to retrieve his properties as he was treated unfairly, “at this 21st century which civilized country displays this kind of rude and behaviour?, what pains me most is that, when I contacted the police for my vehicles, they told me they acted on the orders from above”.
However, at the time of filing this report, C/Supt Lomotey when contacted by disclosed having no information about the writ, “ as at now, I have no idea of any writ of summons against me”, C/Supt Lomotey said.
Source: Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh