Feature Article of Thursday, 25 August 2011
Columnist: Mensah, Nana Akyea
Part One: "WRONG FACTS" Feature Article,
by Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro*.
Rejoinder: Just as killing two birds with a stone, or two goats with one
kick, this is a two-in-one rejoinder to* NDC Bribery Story Is
,* Feature Article | Tue, 09 Aug 2011, by Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.,
and also to Part
*Steve Mallory Owes “Credibility” Billions of
also by the same author.
Was Nana Akufo-Addo once arrested for possession of narcotic drugs at John
F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, USA?
I am wondering why Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., a member of the Governing
Board of a key Akufo-Addo front organisation known as the Danquah Institute,
should devote several parts of an article trying to destroy the credibility
of a journalist who is simply contradicting a misleading impression being
made by the Akufo-Addo team that he has the necessary proof that he has
never been arrested in the US for drug offences?
A commentator on Ghanaweb speaks for me, and, I believe many Ghanaians when
"Okoampa!!!! What is your motive here? What personal issue do you have with
Mr. Mallory? The guy just mentioned the correct dept (administration)that
handles such crimes at JFK. Ghanaians are no longer fools. When we ask
questions, we demand answers ... and Akuffo Addo's team failed to do that.
Whatever transpired between Mallory and Akuffo-Addo's team doesn't matter."
- Author: Akonaba, NJ, Comment: Steve Mallory Owes “Credibility”
Ghanaweb.com, 2011-08-23 07:33:25.
"WRONG FACTS"Okoampa must have heaved a sigh of relief to read the way the
attention was shifting. One commentator even wrote:
"Dear Writer, Just a point of correction, Rightly to mention that Steve
Mallory is a product of Konongo-Odumase Secondary School, He never and has
never been an employee of The Pioneer newspaper. I know him more than my
underwear." - Author: Maclean, Comment: WRONG
to:Steve Mallory Owes “Credibility” Billions of
Ghanaweb.com, 2011-08-23 06:46:42
Which provoked the following reaction:
"Maclean, Steve Mallory did work with the "Pioneer" in Kumasi, and it is a
fact he has never hidden, and he always give credit to the newspaper for
giving him a shot at Journalism. I think you should either change your
underwear or your friends --- just saying." -
Author: Kwame, Bronx, Comment: Re:WRONG
Ghanaweb.com, 2011-08-23 07:20:50, Comment to: WRONG FACTS
I thought the issue was and still remains: "Was Nana Akufo-Addo once
arrested for possession of narcotic drugs at John F. Kennedy International
Airport in New York City, USA?" If what Mr. Steve Mallory is saying are not
facts, point out which one of them and say why. At least, he explained why
he thinks the Akufo-Addo team is being extremely economical with the truth!
If you have any information to challenge his assertion, make them
forth-coming! Character assassination would not do the trick, even though
that is your only "ammunition" left!
What Mr. Mallory is saying is that, "categorical statements obtained from
the major federal agencies more actively involved with drug cases in the
U.S. would have lent more credibility to Akufo-Addo’s lawyer’s statement,
and would have gone a long way toward clearing the candidate’s reputation".
He also mentions that:
"The three-sentence letter from the Port Authority states: “Your letter of
February 27, 2008 was received in my office on February 21, 2008, for
processing under the Port Authority’s policy on Freedom of Information, copy
enclosed. You seek copies of any arrest records related to Nana Akufo-Addo
for years 2003 through 2008. We have searched our files and found no records
responsive to your request.” The letter was signed by Kathleen P.
Bincoletto, indentified as the administrator who handles media inquiries
based on the U.S. federal law called the Freedom of Information Act. But
according to critics, while the letter makes clear that no records of an
Akufo-Addo arrest were found in the Port Authority’s office, it does not
confirm that no such arrest ever occurred."
Again, he makes the point that:
"The statement from Akufo-Addo’s lawyer did not say whether any other
American agencies (federal or local) besides the Port Authority and
Metropolitan Authority were contacted regarding possible drug-arrest
Does anyone have anything to say to that? Does it matter whether or not he
worked at Ashanti Pioneer? His reaction to the attempt by Mr. Kweku Baako to
pull a fast one was very effective and convincing:
"However, the local media in Ghana contacted the DEA office at the U.S.
Embassy in Accra for verification of the letters and to seek possible DEA
records on the matter. The head of the DEA office at the Embassy, Jeffrey
Breeden, was reported as saying “the two letters you sent me are from
legitimate law enforcement agencies in the U.S., which state the subject has
no criminal record in the U.S.,” and that he saw “no need to provide any
further verification reference this issue.”
Now the issue that arises from this, the paper observed, that:
"The Drug Enforcement Administration is concerned with major
drug-trafficking operations. Customs and Border Protection’s primary duties
include apprehending individuals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, and
stemming the flow of illegal drugs, and agents of the Transportation
Security Administration inspect baggage for prohibited items, including
"Categorical statements obtained from those three U.S. federal agencies
would have lent more credibility to Akufo-Addo’s defense and would have gone
a long way toward clearing his battered reputation. But a media offensive –
with information only from the managers of regional transportation
facilities – helps keep the questions coming."
Kwame Okoampa, try to deal with the problem on hand! If I say "one plus one
is equal to two", and you write a million articles about my credibility, it
does not affect the equation!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!
*Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!*
*Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro*
*(also known to Kwame Okoampa, the notorious assassin of character, as: "Ali
Masmadi Sasabonsam Jehu Shoaboni Appiah, who now presumptuously and
conveniently goes by the name of Nana Akyea-Mensah, the name of a historic
man the likes of whose dignity and ineffable cynosure that SOB would never
encounter among the male members of his largely pathologically skirt-chasing
and pedophiliac family." See: A Typical Ghanaian Prophet, Feature Article |
Thu, 21 Jul 2011, by Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.)*
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