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General News of Wednesday, 24 June 2020

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Dumelo tops Twitter trends after more revelations on alleged ‘stolen’ V8

NDC Parliamentary aspirant for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo, has become the most talked-about personality on social media, particularly Twitter after he disclosed more details surrounding the procurement of a government vehicle.

In a bid to unravel suspicions and clear the air regarding the incident which occurred in 2017, the actor cum politician told Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda that, he believed he was entitled to the Toyota Landcruiser V8 vehicle because he had made payments for ownership to be transferred.

Asked whether he knew that the vehicle belonged to the state, specifically National Security Operatives, John Dumelo answered in the affirmative, noting that he was told he would be the sole owner after he made full payment.

The negotiation resulted in the MP aspirant respraying the vehicle, an action which earned him an invitation by the National Security.

“at that point in time when I was paying for the vehicle, it’s not a matter of it’s for the government or not. It was a matter of, okay John, when you finish paying, we’ll just do the change of ownership…” he explained.

John Dumelo came under the spotlight in 2017 after it emerged that he illegally tried to keep a vehicle belonging to the government.

Reports at the time suggested he was on his way to spray the V8 Land Cruiser when National Security operatives intercepted him to retrieve the vehicle.

But in an interview, he cleared the air that he was eventually given another V8 after government seized the one which had generated the controversy.

Users on twitter have been divided as usual with some condemning him for indulging in corrupt activities even before he joined the political flock.

Others commended him for coming clean and setting the records straight as far as what became known as his biggest scandal yet was concerned.

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