- Retired Captain Edmund Kwadwo Koda has denied being robbed of an amount of GHc 800,000
- Captain Koda denied the publication and described it as spurious
Head of security detail at the Jubilee House, retired Captain Edmund Koda, has strongly denied claims that he was robbed at gun point at his private residence.
Captain Koda, who serves as a top security aide to President Akufo-Addo, is reported to have been attacked by armed robbers who made away with a whopping GHc800,000.
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This was contained in the Monday, May 7, 2018, edition of the Herald newspaper.
“The robbers were said to have expressed shock, seeing the amount of money the ex-army captain was keeping at home. The robbers were said to have daringly identified themselves as members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) Invincible Forces,” sections of the paper read.
The newspaper publication further stated that the ruling New Patriotic Party government wants to cover up the incident to save face.
However, speaking on Pace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Captain Koda strongly rejected such claims, insisting he was never robbed.
According to him, the publication by the Herald newspaper is spurious and contains no iota of truth.
“It is not true . . . In the first place I don’t stay at Weija and where I stay currently; there has not been any robbery,” he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.
He added that editor of the Herald newspaper Alans Dogbe – the man behind the story – has carried out a false story to the public.
According to him, Dogbe “is not fit to be an editor”, whiles suggesting that the publication is part of a scheme by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
But also responding on the same platform, the editor of the Accra daily maintained that the publication carried out is a true story.
He said Captain Koda could not admit that he was robbed because it would be a big indictment on him as the head of security at the Presidency.
“I am not surprised he is denying the publication . . . there is no doubt about the source of this story. You can check and crosscheck . . . it is a story that is known to a lot of people inside the Flagstaff House (the seat of government),” Dogbe added.
The Herald newspaper reported that it had gathered from many inside sources at the Jubilee House that about 12 armed robbers stormed Captain Koda’s house last Wednesday to rob him of GHc800,000.
The report said a brother-in-law of the security capo was shot in the hand during the robbery attack.
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