- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Northern Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Iddrisu Sunday
- He is reported to have stood as a guarantor for former party chairman, Alhassan Adoo
- Alhassan Adoo is being charged for duping a shea nut farmer, Nashiru Mohammed Bashiru, eight years ago
A Tamale Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Northern Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Iddrisu Sunday.
This was after he failed to, on multiple occasions, produce before the court, a former chairman of the party, who is standing trial.
Alhaji Sunday stood as a guarantor for a former party chairman, Alhassan Adoo, with respect to the theft of GHC70,000 from a shea nut farmer.
Alhassan Adoo was charged for using the names of Former Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani and Former NPP Chairman, the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, to swindle a farmer, Nashiru Mohammed Bashiru, eight years ago.
He was was arrested in October 2017, after deceiving Bashiru to spend GH60,900 on him from 2010, a year after his chairmanship mandate expired, till 2013.
The farmer said he reported the matter to Dominic Nitiwul, now Defense Minister, who expressed alarm by the spurious narration and told him bluntly he had been duped.
“He said the man is a fraudster and liar”, Bashiru recounted, adding, “Hon Ditiwul told me that he knows Kojo Mpianim in detail and personally, that he would not do such a thing.”
In 2017, Bashiru renewed the litigation and went to file a fresh report at the police station. The farmer, together with police investigators, designed a plan to arrest Alhassan Adoo.
Bashiru said many politicians intervened to seek release for Adoo, including Bugri Naabu and the Regional Youth Organizer, Alhaji Rashid Salifu COP.
Prosecutors forwarded the docket to the Attorney General department in the region after the chairman was charged before a circuit court.
He appeared before the court only once in 2017, where Alhaji Sunday stood as surety for his release.
And since then, both Alhaji Sunday and chairman Adoo have refused to appear before the court, compelling the court arrest warrant for the party’s regional vice chairman in order to produce his former boss to the court.
The arrest warrant was issued last week while the case has been adjourned to September 20.
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