A man believed to be a National Security officer, Mr Theodore Kwasi Alorwu, popularly known as Semis, has been accused of refusing to pay (in full) for a car he bought from a Ghanaian businessman, Mr Fred Nii Tetteh.
The vehicle in question is an American Ford pick-up vehicle.
Narrating his ordeal to the DAILY HERITAGE, Mr Tetteh said Mr Alorwu, and two others approached him on February 14 this year and expressed interest to buy his F15 American Ford pick-up vehicle with DV plate number.
According to the businessman, he priced the car at GHȼ 120,000.00 but the National Security officer gave him a cheque for GHȼ 500, 000.00, an amount more than the price of the car, but he detected irregularities on the cheque three days after it was issued to him, including the fact that it had not been signed.
Mr Tetteh said “when I called him, he assured me the cheque would be cleared when I go to the bank but I was told it is a dud cheque.
“I try contacting him but for almost three weeks he was not picking his phone so when I finally got him, he gave me GHȼ 40,000.00 cash remaining GHȼ 80,000.00 and promised to pay the balance within an agreed period but has since failed to do so.”
The businessman said after waiting for almost a month without receiving the balance and also without any concrete explanations, I returned the GHȼ 40,000.00 to Semis in order to take the car but after receiving that money Semis failed to hand over the car with the excuse that a security device had been installed on it.
“I reported the matter to the police at the Police Headquarters but he failed to honour the police invitation and later to the Accra Regional Police and again he failed to show up,” Mr Tetteh claimed.
Mr Tetteh further indicated that he, in the company of his wife and brother, went to a popular chop bar at Asylum Down and met him there to take the car back, but once again, the National Security official would not budge.
“We were there at his chop bar for the car but he failed to give it to us. He called some of his boys to come and intimidate us but one of the boys, after listening to our story, told him that he should return the car to us because he was not being fair to us, but this plea also fell on deaf ears.
“I was also shocked to see the car with a registration number VR 1642-13, though the original documents of the car were with me.”
The businessman has, thus, appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo “to intervene because he [Semis] claimed he is also working at the office of the president.”
For two days, all calls to Mr Alorwu’s cell phone did not go through. Text messages sent to his number have not been answered either.
The paper tried to reach Mr Alorwu to confirm or deny the allegations levelled against him but was not successful.
Checks, however, revealed that he admitted on Accra FM that he bought the car and made part-payment for it.
He again promised returning the car to the vehicle owner but as at the time of going to press, he was yet to surrender the car as promised.
Source: Daily Heritage