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Recovered State Vehicle: John Dumelo faces car theft charges

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The Supervisor of the Task Force on the Retrieval of State Vehicles, Kwame Baffoe, has revealed that the Bureau of National Investigations, BNI and the Criminal Investigations Department, CID, of the Ghana Police Service are preparing charges bothering on car theft against star actor, John Dumelo.

“The CID, the BNI are holding a docket on that and at the appropriate time, he will be arraigned before court and he should be charged for theft because this is a criminal offence.

“Very soon Ghanaians should expect Mr Dumelo to be prosecuted for allegedly stealing state cars.

“He should be charged for theft because this is criminal”, Baffoe said.

It would be recalled that Dumelo has been in the news since it became public knowledge that a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 belonging to the state was found in his possession.

“We approached him at the fitting shop, somebody alerted us, and then we went to the owner of the fitting shop and he [mechanic] admitted that indeed, John Dumelo brought the vehicle for remodeling.

“Then we approached John Dumelo, the chassis number and everything clearly show that the Government of Ghana is the importer of the vehicle in question. Then we called Dumelo [and asked him] who gave the vehicle to him, he mentioned the former First Lady’s name and then I said whether it has been transferred in his name or not we need the documents because there are so many vehicles that have been sold out and, if, indeed, it formed part of the vehicles that have been sold out, he should give us the documents.

“And he said he had no documents covering the vehicle and it had not been sold, it was given to him by the former First Lady. We are having all the documents concerning the car in question,” Mr Baffoe said in an interview with Joy FM.


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