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Politics of Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Source: Kasapa FM

Next time give me 'trotro' to travel to US – Allotey Jacobs tells Journalist

The Central Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC), Allotey Jacobs says a first class boarding facility is not above his status and wants the public to back off his space.

Government in 2015 directed ministers and public officials who embark on official foreign travels on first class tickets to stop it with immediate effect insisting that economy class is the best way to go.

The directive, according to government was aimed at cutting down on foreign travels in a bid to curtail government spending.

However, Allotey Jacobs whom news of him have went viral on various news platforms over an alleged arrest on a British flight in connection with a money laundering issue could not hold his peace in an interview with Citi FM’s Richard Dela Sky, when the former asked him whether he complied with the directive which is already in force when he traveled on first class.

Allotey angrily questioned the interviewer whether he wanted him to rather board Trotro to Dallas suggesting that the journalist finds him a trotro the next time he travels to the US.

Rumours went viral on social media on Sunday alleging that Mr Allotey Jacobs was busted over money laundering in Britain while transiting to United States of America.

Other reports said, the NDC bigwig who is abroad for a business transaction was escorted from the plane and questioned when his flight arrived Sunday morning over a tip-off that he was carrying too much money.

The unconfirmed reports further said Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Victor Smith had dispatched officials of the High Commission to help Chairman Allotey.

But Allotey has since denied such reports making rounds in the media, insisting he did not have issues with UK officials on his trip.

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