It has always been one of the problems plaguing this nation that whenever someone rich or powerful (or famous) breaks the law and they’re caught, the only consequence they face is returning what they have stolen.
If a poor person breaks the law they’ll pay for it harshly with a jail sentence but people like Woyome, Selassie Ibrahim and and many others who chop Ghana money on the macro scale just have to pay back the money and walk away.
But a crime is a crime, whether you pay the back the money or not, and if stealing a goat or Ghc 200 can get someone a multi year sentence stealing far greater sums from the state should come with its commiserate consequences.
It seems that mindset is about to change in the age of Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu. According to a Presidential Staffer, Amidu’s office would look into prosecuting Dumelo and other similar celebrities and journalists who might have illegally acquired state vehicles under the previous government.
Dumelo, as we all recall, was stopped by state security officials and had two V8 vehicles he had acquired under the previous government impounded as they still belonged to the state.
The actor claimed he purchased the vehicles and was in the process of having it sprayed when it was retrieved.
According to Odeneho Nana Oppong, who is the Director in charge of Transport and Logistics at the Presidency, they have acquired evidence Dumelo illegally acquired the cars and that would be handed over to Amidu once he commences his work.
“We now have enough evidence of his illegal acquisition of the cars. John Dumelo together with other journalists will face the Special Prosecutor.” he said on Neat Fm Monday.