Amidu rejected Landcruiser because tyre pressure warning light was on – Transport Director

The Director of Transport and Logistics at the Presidency, Odeneho Nana Oppong has alleged that Mr Martin Amidu rejected the first Toyota Landcruiser vehicle that was handed over to his office from the Presidency when he was first appointed as the Special Prosecutor.
Mr Amidu’s reason, according to Nana Oppong was that, he preferred a black coloured vehicle instead of the ash coloured one which was handed over to him from the Presidency.

This, Nana Oppong said happened two weeks after Mr Amidu was sworn into office as Special Prosecutor.

He said Mr Amidu did not indicate his colour preference when President Akufo-Addo through the Chief of Staff directed that a brand new Landcruiser was to be handed over to him.

After he accepted the second brand new vehicle [black coloured Landcruiser], after three days, Mr Amidu called to complain that he had seen that one of the lights on the dashboard was on, and so he suspected that a gadget had deliberately been installed in the vehicle to monitor his movements and record his conversations, Nana Oppong said.

Nana Oppong said when the vehicle was returned and they checked it, they realized that it was the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) [warning light] which was on because the air pressure in one of the tyres was low.

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This, he said had happened because the vehicle had been parked for sometime before it was handed over to Mr Amidu and so they suspected the pressure in the tyres had gone low and so they decided to increase the tyre pressure afterwards and the warning light went off.

Even with that, he said Mr Amidu insisted he was not going to accept the vehicle until it was changed.

Nana Oppong said this in a radio interview with Kumasi based Kessben FM, monitored by Graphic Online on Thursday morning [November 19, 2020].


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