Vehicle Boakai Donated to Karnplay Disappears

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Madam Rachel Dao says she is frustrated by the situation

Gbehley Geh Statutory Supt, Deputy Marketing Supt. Linked

The Nissan Pathfinder, donated by former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) to the market women of Karnplay during the 2017 elections, is said to have ‘disappeared’ since UP lost the runoff election.

The Liberia Marketing Association Karnplay Branch Superintendent, Rachel Dao, has expressed frustration over the disappearance of the vehicle, which she said was given to the marketers based on the appeal they made to then V.P. Boakai.

“During the campaign, Oldman Boakai promised one jeep, and for that, I sent my deputy Esther Daynuah along with some officials from our office to get the jeep in question,” Ms. Dao said.

“When they brought the car to Karnplay, the key was turned over to me then, but I in turn  gave it to my deputy to be in her care because she lives close to the police station,” Dao said.

A visibly angry Dao said a short time after the vehicle was handed over to Daynuah, she saw it being driven daily by Statutory Superintendent Daniel Bartuah Bartuah, instead of her deputy, Daynuah.

She said that only stopped when the car was reported missing. “But I asked for the whereabouts of the car, Daynuah told me that it was given to her, and not to the entire group,” said Dao.

Meanwhile, Daynuah explained that when the car ‘disappeared’ she reported it to Supt. Bartuah – who was accused of using the car – but he told them to take the case elsewhere for redress, because he was not in the position to settle such a case.

When contacted via mobile phone yesterday, Daynuah said she was on board a vehicle and could not respond to the accusation.

Up to press time last night, she had not responded to the Daily Observer’s inquiry.

However, Supt. Bartuah has denied having any knowledge of the car, adding, “the car was given to the marketers, not me; so ask them.”

Meanwhile, Bartuah told Radio Karn (Voice of Peace) recently that he wants the government to retire him, because he has been a public servant for over 40 years, and is tired and needed to rest.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed news reaching the Daily Observer Nimba desk says that the missing vehicle was taken to Guinea and reportedly sold shortly after the UP lost the December 26 runoff election.

James V. Mulbah contributed to this report. 

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