The former Chief Executive Officer of defunct Noble Dream Microfinance Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, has broken his silence over the controversy surrounding his residential property at Atasomanso, a suburb of Kumasi.
The property has been in dispute between the defunct Noble Dream Microfinance, its former Chief Executive, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, Endurance Oti Boateng and other directors on one hand and the Member of Parliament for Bantama constituency 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 has become a subject for litigation between Bernard Antwi Boasiako known as Wontumi and Bantama legislator Okyem Aboagye.
The MP for Bantama constituency however, has 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 interview with Ash 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 the Noble Dream Microfinance but rather his personal property of which he sold it to Bernard Antwi Boasiako 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 explained.
Mr. Owusu Afriyie said he was astonished when he heard in the news that the Bantama MP is claiming ownership of the said property he had already sold to Wontumi.