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Presidency should find refined ways of retrieving stolen vehicles ---Hohoe MP

Member of Parliament for Hohoe Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo is lamenting over the conduct of security operatives at the presidency, stopping “Toyota Camry” in the middle of the road in Accra in the name of retrieving government stolen vehicles.

According to the Hohoe lawmaker, she had been stopped on three occasions whiles driving her own Toyota Camry, and former government officials in the former John Mahama administration had complained of similar harassment.

The former Deputy Minister of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation, in an interview pointed out that last week she was passing around the airport in her Toyota Camry going to parliament and some people run into her, and all she heard was “stop stop”.

According to her, the people then alleged to be security operatives from the presidency, so they took her number and said they were going to investigate. “I followed up to the Airport Police Station to enquire about stopping people in the middle of the road, harassing and embarrassing with people watching”.

Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo further pointed out that there are more refined ways of finding out on government vehicles that had been stolen.

“All they have to do is they have the list of the cars and their chases numbers and they can go to Drivers Vehicles Licenses Authority (DVLA) to check and recall the stolen cars and stop this “gross harassment”.
“I am calling on the Presidency and head of security operatives there, they should find a better way of getting the stolen cars, and they should write to people who have these stolen cars, I have not received any letter from them”.

“Why, someone thinks my Toyota Camry looks like a government car they follow you and harass you on your way to work, because Toyota cars were imported dating some time period?”

As to whether she had brought the issue to the attention of leadership of the House, she indicated that the first time it occurred she drew the attention of leadership of the House and was advised to report the issue to the police. 

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