National Security Storms Former Sports Minister’s House Over Vehicles

Former Sports Minister under the erstwhile Mahama led administration, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye had his home raided by some operatives from the National Security Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the operatives raided the house in search some vehicles suspected to be state owned.

Confirming the incident to Accra based Citi Fm, the MP for Odododiodoo said the situation has left his wife, who is currently the only occupant of the house distraught.

The only vehicles currently in the house, were ones he purchased from a public auction some four years ago and another; which is an official vehicle he used while serving as minister in the former government, but bought it before he left office, he revealed.

According to him, the documents to the car are available and will lodge an official complaint to the police when he returns back from UK where he is currently.

“The only vehicle I have which used to belong to the state, has been sold to me when we were leaving office. I bought it and paid for it, a Toyota Avensis. I used it when I was a deputy minister and a minister.

The process started in December, and ended before we left office in January, but I finally got all the documentations somewhere at the end of January and also I didn’t have all the money to pay the customs so when I finally got the money, I paid the customs duty and got the clearance and everything before I re-registered the vehicle between February and March 2017,” he said.

“I paid over GH¢30,000 as the value and when we had paid that amount of money, we were told to pay duty to the GRA and that one too was done, about GH¢29,000 in all, about ¢GH50,000 I paid on that vehicle,” he added.

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