Dumelo is filthy rich but unfortunately, he has been saddled in a controversial state vehicle scandal. According to a Daily Guide report, a V8 belonging to the national security was found in his possession.
The report further indicated that he took it to a garage to change the colour and certain features to deceive the state security . However, Abronye state assets retrieval squad had a tip of and when they went there ,the garage owner told them it was John Dumelo who brought the car there.
They asked him to call him and when he came and was questioned about the car, he told them he bought from a garage at spinters road , however, upon further questioning he confessed that it was the first lady ,Lordina Mahama who gave it to him.
When the team asked for her number to inquire about it ,Dumelo begged them not to call her .
Investigations have revealed that John Dumelo owns a number of houses in Accra and in the Volta region where hails from. He also owns a fashion line J.Melo which was launched a couple of years ago.