Allotey Jacobs Was Not Arrested At Heathrow Airport
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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Allotey Jacobs Was Not Arrested At Heathrow Airport By Uk Officials
The National Democratic Congress, NDC-U.S.A Chapter’s attention has been drawn to the unfortunate news making rounds in the social media that the NDC Central Regional Chairman, Hon. Allotey Jacobs was arrested at Heathrow Airport in United Kingdom (UK) by the National Crime Agency officials of UK on allegation of money laundering on May 29th 2016.
The reckless news had it that Hon. Allotey Jacobs carried on him over 500,000 British Pounds Sterling that triggered the arrest.
NDC-U.S.A Chapter would want to set the record straight and put the facts bare as they are, so that discerning readers can identify the truth from the fiction that is being circulated by NPP.
NDC-U.S.A Chapter, wishes to categorically state here that Hon. Allotey Jacobs has not been arrested for any alleged charges. The alleged arrest story was a fabrication by NPP to tarnish the image of Hon. Allotey Jacobs, and to mislead the public.
Hon. Allotey Jacobs arrived in the United States on Sunday evening via America Airlines. He left Ghana on Saturday night, May 28, 2016 and connected flight at Heathrow airport to the United States of America on Sunday May 29, 2016. He was welcome and received by the NDC-U.S.A Chapter women organizer, Madam Janet Wilson in Dallas the very day he was unjustly reported to have been arrested.
He is currently staying in Dallas, Texas. Since his arrival in the USA, he has been on various radio stations defending the good work of his Excellency John Dramani Mahama. The following radio stations in the USA; Akwaba Radio, Sankofa Radio, and Obimanso Radio can confirm that Honorable Allotey Jacob appeared on their radio station. He also participated in NDC –USA executive committee meeting which was held on Wednesday June 2, 2016, at 8pm ET.
The news about his arrest was not factual, rather, a propaganda by NPP propagandists aimed to undermine and diverts the attention of the public from the commissioning of Komanda Sugar factory, which was commissioned by the President, “Osadeyor”, and “Ajumawura” John Mahama on June 1, 2016. One would wonder why NPP would want to peddle such wild falsehood of money laundering against an NDC member. Nana Addo and his surrogates are desperate and frustrated by the gargantuan development projects ongoing all over the country. Instead of Nana Addo and his surrogates to tell Ghanaians what they have to offer, they resorted to fabricating stories about hardworking NDC members just to score cheap political points.
Ironically, NPP’s association with drug barons and money launderers is well known to everyone in this country. It was as a result of the following events that Ghana was nicknamed Cocaine Coast under the Kufuor reign in replacement for the more enviable name Gold Coast in diplomatic circles;
• How 30 slabs of cocaine, retrieved from MV Benjamin got missing.
• The arrest of the three NPP women at the Kotoka International Airport who were executives of the Dzorwulu Constituency of the NPP and how their docket mysteriously got missing from either the Police files or the Attorney-General’s Department.
• The arrest of Venezuelan nationals at East Legon with huge tons of cocaine.
• The release of frozen assets of one Raymond Amankwah by Nana Akufo-Addo when he was the Attorney-General. Amankwah is Akufo Addo’s in-law.
• The chief of all was the arrest of Amoateng, the sitting NPP Member of Parliament who was arrested in USA for dealing cocaine
The public is hereby advised to disregard any news of arrest of Hon. Allotey Jacobs, as it is baseless and misleading.
Long live NDC, long live NDC-U.S.A Chapter, and long live the President. Eye Zu….
Moses K. Mensah
Deputy Secretary; NDC-USA (Media Relation)
Phone # 914-924-5624