One of Akufo-Addo’s top ministers has been caught in a love affair which went sour, and had resorted to using state power, including the Police in Tema, to terrorize his onetime lover, who hails from Bawku in the Upper East region, but lives in Accra.
The Herald, is informed that the Office of the President, last week had to step into the matter, to get the lady bailed and released from the cells of the Tema Police Station to her family.
This was after she had been charged with stealing a fresh Range Rover vehicle the Minister had bought for her from America, in preparation towards their marriage.
The Minister, last Wednesday deployed a team of heavily armed police personnel to the residence of the lady by name Jawara, off the Spintex Road in Accra, shot her security dog, severely assaulted her before dragging her to a police station in the Tema Habour area and locked her up till last Friday afternoon, for refusing to release the Range Rover.
The Rambo-style operation by the Police, was engineered by the jealous Minister, who wanted to marry the lady as his second wife.
In preparation of the Mohammedan marriage, he had flown the lady to Dubai for an expensive wedding shopping in the holiday destination of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) known for its luxury shopping.
The minister, who is a Muslim, had also bought the brand new Range Rover vehicle from America, under the cover of his friend to make the lady, whom he had been dating for some time now, feel assured and comfortable.
However, the relationship took a frosty turn with suspicion from the Minister that Jawara was flirting with an area guy, who drives a G-Wagon; a brand of Mercedes Benz.
The Herald is informed that things eventually got to a head, when the Minister recently drove to the residence of the lady; a house believed to have been acquired for the lady by him, and saw her being dropped off by the owner of the G-Wagon.
This infuriated the Minister, who called off the marriage and almost assaulted Jawara.
He later demanded the return of everything he had bought for her, especially the fresh Range Rover, but the lady had outwitted him by hiding the car after clearing it from the Tema Port. The bill of lading on the car was in her name, meaning she was the only person who could clear it from the port.
The minister, did not want his name mentioned as the buyer and importer of the vehicle, hence had bought it in the name of his friend, who is domiciled in the United States of America (USA) to conceal the true ownership. All the papers were also in the name of the lady.
But when the Minister’s attempt to take back the expensive car failed, he called the police into the house to harass her to name the location of the vehicle, but this again failed.
The police became ruthless by killing her dog, before dragging her to the police station in Tema and had her locked up on the orders of the minister.
As at last Friday, The Herald was informed that, lawyers of the lady and those of the minister, were planning a meeting to resolve the matter. The Jubilee House, had to step in before the Police agreed to release her, but before then, they had charged her for stealing.
The Herald learnt the mother of the lady, had to rush down from her base in Bawku to Accra to attend to her daughter. This was after one of her sons, who lives with Jawara and had witnessed the altercation between the Minister, the police and his sister, reported the matter to her.
The Herald is informed that a story could be planted in the media in the coming days, suggesting that Jawara, rather tried to swindle the minister, whose details are being withheld for now.
source: the heraldghana.com