I worked hard to buy my V8 – John Dumelo replies Samini

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Samini has this morning ‘attacked’ John Dumelo over his alleged V8 saga. 

Apparently John was attacking parliamentarians over their new proposal to build a new parliamentary chamber which cost around $200 Million.

There and then, Dancehall musician Samini replied him saying that he also allegedly stole a V8 car so he has no right to talk on the current  new Parliament chamber issue.

Well, John Dumelo has come out to reply Samini telling him that it took hardwork to buy the V8 they’re accusing him of stealing.

“If you work hard, you can upgrade from a 2017 v8 to a 2019 v8. This is upgrade not highgrade.”, he tweeted.

Background

In late March 2017 when John Dumelo was accused of driving without approval a government vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration GE 8118 –16.

The car he used throughout the 2016 campaign period begging for votes for the then President John Mahama, was found at a workshop in 2017 with men trying to respray the vehicle.

It was at a time when ex-government officials were accused of running away with state vehicles forcing the state to constitute a task-force to hunt for the missing vehicles.

According to Kwame Baffoe, spokesperson of the taskforce set up by the government to retrieve state cars which had gone missing from the garages of the state, they swooped in on the workshop after hearing Dumelo had come to remodel the vehicle.

Checks by the task force showed the vehicle belonged to the National Security but Dumelo insisted he bought the car from Svani Company Limited, a car dealer.

The car in question was later taken over by the task force and sent back into the pool of vehicles owned by the state.

Mr Baffoe later revealed that officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), are building a docket on that and at the appropriate time, Dumelo will be arraigned before court.

He mentioned a possible charge of theft of a state property that was likely to be levelled against the actor.

When pressurised further by the task force, he claimed the car was given to him by the former first lady Lordina Mahama.

Further checks with Svani Company indicated the car was among a fleet bought for use by National Security operatives. The company is used by the government to import cars for the state.