- An Auto Mechanic has acquired 10 state own vehicles under a suspicious deal
- He is said to have admitted buying the state cars at low prices from some members of the previous Mahama administration
An Auto Mechanic in Accra who was contracted by the Mahama government to repair some state-owned vehicles has ended up acquiring 10 of such state vehicles under a suspicious deal.
According to the commander of the Vehicle Retrieval Task Force, Daasebre Kwabena Ahenkorah, the auto mechanic, Asem Emmanuel, diverted several state vehicles that were sent to him for repairs into his own garages.
The commander revealed that, Asem Emmanuel had been changing the registration numbers of the state cars before diverting them into his two garages.
Speaking in a media interview today, Mr Ahenkorah revealed that receipts covering the purchase of the vehicles shows that, four brand new Double Cabin Pickups were bought at a total sum of GHS18,000 while each of the four Toyota Land Cruisers were bought at GHS2,000 totaling GHS8,000.
He also added that, it is only the Toyota V8 Land Cruiser that was sold to the mechanic at GHS30,000.
The Task Force Commander in his interaction lamented that, the four (4) Toyota Land Cruisers, four (4) brand new Pickups, one (1) Toyota SUV and a VW Passat, were all sold at an abnormally low prices to the mechanic.
He however mentioned that, the mechanic himself has admitted buying the state vehicles at very low prices from some ‘elements’ of the previous Mahama administration.
He also added that, two of the said SUVs have been retrieved from the mechanic’ shop at Olebu-Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra.
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