Former Chief Executive Officer of defunct Noble Dream Microfinance Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, has broken his silence over the controversies surrounding his residential property at Atasomanso, a suburb of Kumasi.
The property has been in dispute between the defunct Noble Dream Microfinance, its former CEO, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie; Endurance Oti Boateng and other directors on one hand and Mr. Okyem Aboagye who had acquired it by auction, on the orders of a Kumasi High Court.
On February 10, 2017, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie filed a writ seeking a declaration that the sale of property on Plot No 8, 25th street, Atasamanso at an auction in execution of judgement of Noble Dream Financial Services to Daniel Okyem Aboagye was fraudulent.
A couple of days ago the residential property of Mr. Owusu Afriyie became a subject for litigation between Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi and Bantama legislator Okyem Aboagye.
Member of Parliament for Bantama, Okyem Aboagye, however, vowed to use every legitimate means to take over the house at Atasomanso in Kumasi which has already been sold to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party.
According to the MP, he received a Certificate of Purchase following a declaration by a Kumasi High Court on November 15, 2016.
But speaking in an exclusive interview with Kofi Agyei of Ashh FM, the man at the center of the controversy Mr. Owusu Afriyie, dismissed the claims that the house is one of the properties of Noble Dream Microfinance.
According to him, the house has nothing to do with Noble Dream Microfinance, but rather his personal property which he sold to Bernard Antwi Bosiako in 2014.
“In 2014, I sold a lot of my personal properties to different people which wasn’t in the name of Noble Dream Microfinance,” he added.
Mr. Owusu Afriyie told Kofi Agyei that, he was astonished when he heard in the news that the Bantama MP is claiming ownership of the said property he has already sold to Wontumi.
He hinted of taking legal action to protect his image because the impression has been created on the airwaves that he is a con man or using fraudulent means to sell off other people’s assets.