The Central Regional Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Allotey Jacobs, has threatened to deal with Hopeson Adoye, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for claiming he (Mr Jacobs) was arrested in the UK for money laundering.
Mr Adoye, based on an account of his friend, who was on board the same British airline flight 078 with Mr Jacobs, said that the UK Security officials at Heathrow approached the NDC Chairman on the flight, questioned him over money laundering issues and for a few minutes walked him out of the plane.
“Of course I didn’t start these rumours on social media, but a friend who was also travelling to UK on the same flight and was at the business class with Allotey said at Heathrow, some four security officials including three men and a lady walked to Allotey and asked him how much money he was having in his possession. Allotey just told the officials that the money he was carrying was purposely for a government programme; but the officials, who were not convinced by Allotey’s response, said he’d some time ago, said the same thing.
"So, within some few minutes, he was accosted and escorted out with a lady, who was sitting beside Allotey on the plane leaving his belongings. The issue even made him delay his next flight to Dallas. And so this person’s account is accurate – he just told me exactly what happened and for me, a summary of the whole incidence is that this amounts to questioning and arrest of Allotey Jacobs by UK officials,” Adorye told Kasapa on Monday.
But also speaking on the same programme, Mr Jacobs denied the report and threatened to deal with Hopeson Adoye for peddling falsehood about him.
“That is the story I am hearing from Ghana and this is very serious. I’m stunned that somebody can manufacture a story like this. That is a big lie and you can even confirm from the British High Commission who have even dismissed such rumours. I’ve seen the High Commissioner’s tweet denying the allegations and saying nothing like that happened.
"I’m here in Dallas in Western Galleria Hotel with even one of our board members. Hopeson will experience hell when I come back to Ghana for peddling such falsehood about me,” he said
“I will never allow this rumour to [go]… away like that, because he cannot destroy my hard won reputation with a figment of his own imagination. How can one manufacture such baseless allegation, and he goes to social media and writes that I’ve been arrested. I traveled with my colleague Board member, Mrs Agbenyeto who is a former Chief State Attorney, how can I even take this amount being alleged, out of Ghana.”
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