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UK envoy mocks John Dumelo over recovered state vehicle

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UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has indirectly thrown darts at legendary actor, John Dumelo, after he was accused of being in possession of a missing vehicle belonging to the State.

Recall that news made the rounds last week that Dumelo was nabbed by National Security operatives with the vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 said to be one of the 200 vehicles the presidency says are missing.

The vehicle, with chassis number JTMHVOJ2F4159829, 2015 model with full option, had been parked at the Office of the President Annex for almost one month.

Checks by the operatives indicated that the vehicle had been dismantled and was going through re-modeling, including re-spraying – with parts allegedly imported from Dubai.

According to reports, upon questioning, Dumelo initially said that the former First Lady, Lordina Mahama, gave him the vehicle.

In a swift twist, he reportedly made a U-turn, saying that he bought it himself.

However, a look at the car’s chasis number (VIN number) is said to have given him away.

Meanwhile, the actor turned down efforts to get his reaction.

When he was reached via telephone for his comments, he kept sealed lips.

John Dumelo told Daily Guide, “I wouldn’t like to comment about it.” .

While the dust raised by the allegation is yet to settle, tweets from UK High Commissioner to Ghana could pass as an innuendo and indirect mockery.

On his Twitter handle @JonBenjamin19, he wrote: “Off to a baby naming ceremony in Tema at my good friends’ Golda Addo.

“I’m in a non-V8 car which hasn’t been spray-painted.”


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