Feature Article of Friday, 29 June 2012
Columnist: Amankwanor, Roland
The New Free Press calls on Mr Larry Dogbey to return the 200,000 dollars that he fraudulently collected to supply the Ghana Police Service with uniforms contracted
The New Free Press, after careful and painstaking investigations, was very shocked to find that Mr Larry Dogbey is heavily involved in a 200,000 dollar contract scandal involving the supply of police uniforms and radio equipment to the Ghana Police Service. Mr Dogbey has been paid an amount of 200,000 dollars into his bank account at HFC bank yet he has still not supplied a single uniform or radio equipment to the Police .
The facts are Mr Larry Dogbey through his company Larry Dogbey and Associates was able under strange circumstances and without going through any tender process able to secure a contract to supply police uniforms and radio equipment to the Ghana Police Service on the 12th of August 2011. Our checks show that the contract was awarded to him by Mr Kobby Acheampong, the Deputy Minister of Interior. There is no clear evidence that this contract went through tender neither was it gazetted in the national press.
Soon after securing this contract, Mr Larry Dogbey put in an invoice to the Ministry of Interior for a sum of 200,000 dollars representing advance payment for the uniforms and radio equipment. Although he has not delivered any product, An electronic transfer of 200,000 dollars was paid into his dollar Account at HFC Bank branch at Agbogbloshie. We have the documents to prove this and will make this known to the public in due course after clearing some issues with our lawyers.
The question we ask Mr Larry Dogbey , is when will he supply the uniforms and the radio equipment to the police?
We also ask if it is good business practice to pay money to individuals when they have not delivered their side of a contract? Who authorised the payment of 200,000 dollars to Mr Larry Dogbey?
The IGP Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye must stand up and defend the integrity of his officers, get hold of Mr Larry Dogbey and get him to return the 200,000 dollars which belongs to the people of Ghana .Mr Kobby Acheampong must also come out and explain his role in this affair.
We are still waiting
The New Free Press investigations Team