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Headlines | Apr 2, 2016

BNI picks up Managing Director in connection with pictures of NDC-branded vehicles
BNI picks up Managing Director in connection with pictures of NDC-branded vehicles

The BNI has picked up the Managing Director of a quarry company in connection with pictures taken showing vehicles allegedly meant for the NCCE (National Commission for Civic Education), being branded with NDC colours.

Nana Adjei Baffuor, lawyer of the MD of Marbles and Granites confirmed to Joy FM’s Newsfile Saturday that their client Dr. Ayo Ani and two other security men were arrested Friday while he was at work.

They were picked up by personnel from the Police SWAT team and taken to the Cantoments Police Station. Dr. Ayo Ani is being accused of leaking some pictures, his lawyer says.

The pictures which has gone viral on social media showing at least 50 Mahindra 4x4 vehicles being sprayed in NDC colours at a mechanic shop near his office on the Spintex Road.

It has sparked another round of what some believed is an abuse of office and incumbency ahead of the general elections in November 2016.

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From the angles of the pictures taken, it is being inferred that the photos were captured from the Managing Director’s company. The compound where dozens of Mahindra vehicles were kept for spraying,shares a wall with the security company.

The police invited the MD demanding that he completes a standard bio data form. But the Managing Director insisted otherwise, demanding to know his crime. He also refused to change into a dress meant for the cells. Following his refusal, BNI officials picked him up from the police station.

A Chinese woman who works with Dr.Edmund Ayo Ani was also picked up.

"What is their crime?" bemused veteran journalist Kweku Baako asked while the story which broke during the saturday news analysis show, Newsfile.

The yard holding the vehicles is owned by a top security official in government. The vehicles were also moved away from the location Saturday dawn.

The NCCE, responsible for civic education, has over the years complained, it is under-resourced.

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