The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) says it has commenced investigations into suspected corruption with respect to auction sales of vehicles and goods by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
In a statement signed by the Special Prosecutor, Kessi Agyabeng, the OSP is demanding the Commissioner of Customs, Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, to produce five documents related to the subject matter of the investigation before September 30, 2022.
The five document demanded by the OSP are; the particulars and clear description of all auctioned items, the quantity of all auctioned items, the prices at which the items were auctioned, the date of each auction sales, the full names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the successful bidders at all the auction sales.
“The Special Prosecutor further directed the Commissioner of the Customs Division to immediately halt and discontinue all auction sales till the investigation is concluded”, the OSP statement further directs.
The Special Prosecutor and Colonel Kwadwo Damoah have recently been at each other’s throats over the corruption-related investigation involving the Labianca Company Limited, owned by a member of the Council of State, Ms Asomah-Hinneh.
Findings from the investigative report released by the OSP indicted the Commissioner of Customs for allegedly giving Labianca some GH¢1.074 million tax reduction in liabilities owed the state.
Colonel Damoah has rebuffed the report, describing it as “hollow and without substance”, taking a swipe at the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyabenga, referring to him as a “small boy”.
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