A leading member of the National Democratic Congress is seeking the resignation of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Alex Segbefia whose fingers he says are tainted in the car fraud frenzy that has gripped the government.

Alhaji Iddrisu Bature who was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen programme on Friday said he has incontrovertible evidence to show that the Deputy Chief of Staff colluded with Carl Wilson, the sacked Chairman of Confiscated Assets Committee to forcibly take over vehicles legitimately imported into the country by a business man, a car dealer, on the basis that those vehicles were stolen.

He said in spite of the fact that Al Wahab produced evidence that the cars were legitimately bought, with duties paid accordingly; the deputy chief of staff still will not release the two vehicles.

In addition he said, Alex Segbefia has failed to substantiate his claims that the vehicles were stolen, since May, 2009 when the two vehicles, Nissan Murano and Toyota Camry were impounded by CEPS.

According to Alhaji Bature, several interventions from the Vice-President John Mahama, National Security Advisor, Brig. Gen. Nunoo-Mensah and the Head of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, for the cars to be released to the man, have fallen on deaf ears.

He finds it worrying, if not an aberration, for Alex Segbefia to remain in office when Carl Wilson has been sacked from office.

“I call on him to resign honorably or be pushed out by the president,” he sniped, calling the bluff of Alex Segbefia who he claimed has threatened to expose him (Bature) over a RAV4 vehicle duly allocated to him by the government.

He said Carl Wilson was brought into office by Mr Segbefia who must take ultimate responsibility for Mr Wilson’s actions and resign accordingly.

He said he was instrumental in bringing Alex Segbefia into the NDC and has every right to call for his resignation if his actions are tarnishing the reputation of the government.

Al Wahab, whose vehicles have allegedly been seized told Bobiee, host of the Ekosii Sen programme that he saw the two vehicles being washed at the castle, but several efforts to retrieve them have proven futile.

He has subsequently taken the matter to court for redress.

Play the attached audio for excerpts of Alhaji Bature’s submissions on the programme.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana


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