28 January 2013

Ghana: Akua Donkor Grabbed

Kumasi — THE POLITICAL rigmarole that ensued between the founder and Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People Party, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom and the Ghana Freedom Party, over the possession of a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck came to an end on Friday after the latter was arrested by the Buffalo Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Kumasi.

Mad. Akua Donkor's arrest came a few hours after personnel of the Buffalo Unit retrieved the Tundra vehicle from her house at Ejuratia, upon orders of a Kumasi High Court. She was arrested at a hide out at Konongo, after playing hide-and-seek with security personnel in the region.

The Tundra Toyota had been a bone of contention between the PPP flagbearer and Mad. Akua Donkor, after the latter refused to return the vehicle given to her by Dr. Nduom for campaign, following her party's disqualification from contesting in the December 2012 elections.

Mad. Akua Donkor had insisted that Dr. Nduom gave the vehicle to her based on the tacit understanding that she took outright possession of it, a claim Dr. Nduom's camp flatly denied.

Several pleas for her to return the pick up proved futile, ironically claiming that she was using the vehicle for her farming activities, daring the PPP leader to come for the car.

But the GFP founder's hubris and braggadocio came to an end after police impounded the vehicle and subsequently caused her arrest.

Police source told The Chronicle that upon reaching the house of the embattled GFP founder, the vehicle had been parked and locked, with Mad. Akua Donkor nowhere to be found.

Since the police possessed a court warrant, they were compelled to dismantle shaft of the vehicle and towed it.

When The Chronicle arrived at the premises of the Regional Police Command, Mad. Akua Donkor was being interrogated by officials of the Crime Investigation Department (CID).

She later lodged a counter complaint that her money had been stolen by the police when they visited the house.

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