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Police boss ‘dupes’ importer GHc53, 000


By Fred Sarpong
Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr. Michael Ayivor Viarah, a Medical Officer at Police Hospital has refused to pay GHc53,621.00 to Madam Dorcas Blackson, an importer for being the cost of items he purchase.
The Chief Superintendent has denied owing the importer and has refused to pay the woman. According to him he was not the one who purchase the items but rather his wife, Mary Commodore. ‘I only assisted my wife but not the one who purchase the items,’ he added.
On Tuesday March 5, 2013, the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS) in Accra called the case in order to settle it amicable with the consent of C/S Viarah, but in front of his superior, Commissioner of Police at PIPS, Mr. James Oppong-Buanuh and the importer, he rather got angry and argued verbally with the Commissioner, according to the sources at PIPS office.
Meanwhile a week before, C/S Viarah promised in front of the Commissioner to settle all the amount involve on March 5, 2013, but on that day it turn a different story.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Dennis Atta Opoku, who was the Police Investigator to the case confirmed it and indicated that the Commissioner of PIPS, Mr. Oppong-Buanuh has decided to report the conduct of C/S Viarah to Inspector General of Police (IGP) for any necessary action. PIPS have also advised Madam Blankson to take a civil law suit against the C/S Viarah.
Investigation revealed that C/S Viarah in uniform, on Wednesday 7th February 2013, together with his wife (Mary Commodore) went to Madam Blackson shop at Darkoman and bought a quantity of goods including Fridge, Home Theater, Computer, Monitors, Tapes, TV’s, DVD’s and so many other appliances valued Fifty Three Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty One Ghana Cedis (GHc53,621.00).
Together with his wife, they promised to pay the importer the money the following day being Thursday 8th February, 2013 but failed to pay the money. He promised again that the money will be ready the next day, and then again he failed to honoured his promised.
The importer persistently persuaded C/S Viarah and his wife to pay the money, but they refused. All efforts to get the money from them proved futile until the importer took the case to PIPS.
A text message sent by C/S Viarah on Wednesday 7th February, 2013 to the husband of the importer in Holland, Mr. Kennedy Blankson reads ‘am the one who bought the items from your wife. Ur wife is here with me n we are calling you ok’?
In respond to explain the issue, Mary Commodore indicated that she bought the items from Madam Dorcas and promised to pay her but things have not gone well since she purchases the items. According to her, Mr. Viarah has nothing to do with the items. However, she did not indicate when the money will be paid back to Dorcas.          

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