- The auctioneer who is caught up in the alleged 37 'stolen state cars' says he will sue anyone who calls him a thief
- He claims has not committed any crime under the laws of the country
William Baah, the embattled auctioneer who was busted yesterday with alleged 37 posh state vehicles is threatening to haul the Asset Retrieval Taskforce to court for branding him a ‘thief’
According to him, he was only keeping the 37 state vehicles on the directive of the court and didn’t have any intention of ‘stealing’ them as being speculated.
He maintains, he will be compelled to seek court action against any individual who points accusing fingers at him in the whole saga.
Given his account to the media, the auctioneer insisted that, the 37 vehicles have been seized by competent court due to government indebtedness to some individuals and entities.
He explained that, the vehicles are only under his care per court orders pending further directives. Therefore he wonder why government task force will describe him a criminal whiles he’s not committed any crime under the law.
“All these cars can’t be parked at the court premises. That is why we have auctioneers so when the cars are seized the court will authorize the auctioneer to go for the vehicles for preservation. The cars over here are not mine, when you put these cars in the media, you embarrass the owners of the vehicles and the auctioneers,” he lamented.
The government Taskforce on Wednesday, stormed a property at Oforikrom, near Nsawam on early hours and raided a private property where the 37 cars, including those registered in the name of State Protocol Department (SPD) were discovered.
A member of the taskforce Akwasi Abebrese, told the media that, vehicles retrieved from the property included a BMW salon car, two Toyota Land Cruisers, as well as Mitsubishi Pajero, which have since been transported to Accra for investigations.
Some other vehicles reclaimed from the auctioneer were registered GR 4564Z (BMW); NR 5577-14 (Ford Explorer); WR 907-09 (Ford Expedition); GE 6275-11 (Ford Expedition); GN 5150-12 (Nissan Patrol); GR 7904 -10 (Toyota Land Cruiser); GS 6985-13 (Toyota Land Cruiser); GM 856-14 (Nissan Patrol); GC 5961-11 (Chrysler), among others.
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