Actor/Entrepreneur John Dumelo has reacted to reports that a state V8 vehicle which happened to be in his possession has been seized by National Security officials.
National Security operatives apprehended John Dumelo with a vehicle belonging to the state and retrieved it from a spraying shop, according to a report by Daily Guide on Friday March 24, 2017.
In response, the award-winning actor laughed off the news with an emoji and a screen shot of the daily guide newspaper.
The “Baby Thief” actor also gave an extensive response on facebook, vehemently denying the entire report by Daily Guide.
He posted, “I have not granted any interview both private or public to which I mentioned the name of the first lady for buying me a V8,” although Daily Guide insists that it contacted him on Thursday via telephone and he said, “I wouldn’t like to comment about it.”
He continued, “I bought the vehicle myself; I never said it anywhere that Madam Lordina bought it for me. I have in my entire NDC life met her Excellency only once at a public event. Treat any publication that tries to link my purchase of a V8 to the former first lady as trash.”
“Did I work at the flagstaff house or hold any political appointment that entitled me to a state car? And I’m sure some people within the NDC are rejoicing because of this false news,” he reacted before signing off with “Keep rejoicing…”
Dumelo was allegedly attempting to conceal the identity of the black V8 Toyota Land Cruiser with registration GE 8118 –16 when the operatives pounced on it at a garage at Abelemkpe in Accra where it had purportedly been sent for re-spraying.
The vehicle, with chassis number JTMHVOJ2F4159829, 2015 model with full option, has been parked at the Office of the President Annex for almost one month.
Meanwhile, when John Dumelo was reached via telephone by Daily Guide for his comments yesterday, John Dumelo said, “I wouldn’t like to comment about it.”
In 2012, he appeared subtly in the NDC campaign that saw Mr. Mahama winning the election in a controversial fashion following the sudden death of President John Evans Atta Mills.
He was very active during the 2016 election which sent the NDC packing into opposition; he was seen on several platforms campaigning for the party prior to the poll.
He was reportedly appointed operations director for ‘Agenda For Mahama’ – a pro-NDC youth group – and was given unfettered access to the various senior high schools (SHS) to campaign for President Mahama, although the NDC government had made it look as if he was on tour to campaign for a peaceful election.