- Asset Retrieval Task Force has located 60 plus vehicles suspected to belong to the state in a Nsawam Property
- The owner of the lot where the vehicles were parked says the vehicles belong to the court
The Presidency's Asset Retrieval Task Force has reported that its agents have 60 plus vehicles suspected to be part of 234 reported missing state vehicles.
According to the task force's leader, during an operation undertaken on Wednesday, June 21st, the unit "found" the vehicles stationed in an empty lot in Nsawam. The allegedly belonged to one Mr. William Baah.
According to reports, some of the vehicles - Land Cruiser, Pajeros, and BMWs - still bore the customized SPD number plates used by State Protocol, five of which were positively identified as state vehicles.
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“We can’t judge it here. That will be left to our big men. We only came to pick the information and will send the signal to Ghana government,” said the task force leader.
On the other hand, Mr. William Baah, who referred to himself as an auctioneer, the vehicles parked in his lot are the property of the courts, and that he was only "preserving them".
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“When you owe a bank or an individual and the person takes you to court; the court goes to your house for execution and when they find a property or car on your premises they seize it and ask you to go and pay your debt after that you come for your vehicle,” said Mr. Baah, speaking to the media.
He went on to explain that the vehicles could not be parked on the court's premises, and that debt collectors and auctioneers were necessary because they went to collect the vehicles and preserved them for the courts.
"The cars over here are not mine. When you put these cars on screen you embarrass the owners of the vehicles and the auctioneers,” Baah stressed.
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