The Special Prosecutor office has directed the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue authority to immediately halt all auction activities.
This is contained in a press release from the Special Prosecutor’s, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng dated 22nd August, 2022.
The letter states in part that, the special prosecutor has launched investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses in the auction process.
“The office of the Special Prosecutor has commenced investigation into suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses in respect of auction sales of vehicles and other goods by the customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority between 1 July 2016 and 15 August 2022.”
The Special Prosecutor’s Office further demanded the Commissioner of customs to furnish the outfit with information.
“On 19th August 2022, the special prosecutor directed the commissioner of the customs division to produce the following to the office of the special prosecutor on or before 30th September, 2022”
The special prosecutor is demanding all particulars and clear description of all auctioned items, the quantity of all auctioned items, the prices at which all items were auctioned among other.
The Press Release comes on the back of the Special Prosecutor resolve to launch a full-blown investigation into all rulings and benchmark values applied by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) dating back to 2017.
Find below the press release issued by the special prosecutor.