Ace Ankomah, a lawyer and social commentator, has condemned the decision of National Security agents to raid the home of Kofi Adams, the national organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and seize five vehicles parked in his compound.
In a post on Facebook, Ankomah suggested that the raid was regrettable.
“I cannot agree with National Security over the Kofi Adams car seizures. Is anyone's car missing? Has anyone reported the loss of any cars? Is there any evidence that he stole them or bought them with state monies?
"Yes, people are allowed to question how a party official came by those vehicles. But that's for social media arguments and not the basis of any seizures or arrests. The fact that you don't know and cannot tell the source of one's assets is no reason for seizing them,” he said.
The lawyer stressed that there was no law that compelled people to reveal the source of their wealth, stressing that raid on Kofi Adams’ house was reminiscent of the actions of the Citizen Vetting Committee of the revolutionary days.
“A person has no legal obligation to disclose the source of her/his assets. If you suspect wrongdoing, do your investigations first and move in only when you have "probable cause" or "reasonable suspicion". This Citizens Vetting Committee mentality has to stop. There must be new ways of doing things. This is 2017 for crying out loud,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, has ordered the return of Kofi Adams vehicles and has apologised to the NDC organiser for what he called an unauthorised raid.