Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor, will appear in court for the first time on Monday, October 11 after starting work on Monday, August 9 as Ghana’s Special Prosecutor.
He will be in the Financial Court 2 in relation to the tax evasion charge brought against Hon Mahama Ayariga, the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central.
Martin Alalmisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, a former Special Prosecutor who resigned in 2020, few days after his mentor Jerry John Rawlings died, started the case before resigning.
Mr Amidu, Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, had charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP with violating procurement procedures in the purchase of ambulances for his area, as well as tax evasion in the importation of several “lavish” automobiles.
On Friday, May 7, the former Youth and Sports Minister was acquitted and dismissed after standing trial with six others on the former.
After upholding the defense lawyers’ plea of no case, an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Afia Serwaah Asare-Botwe acquitted and discharged all seven.
The latter case, however, is still pending, and the trial will resume on Monday.
Mr. Mahama Ayariga is accused of misusing his position to clear three Toyota V8 vehicles without paying tax
He’s also being sued for illegally transferring foreign currency from Ghana to Dubai without having the necessary permission.
Kendrick Marfo, a car rental dealer, has joined the suit for purchasing the “fraudulent” vehicles from Mr Ayariga. Mr Marfo, 50, is also accused of avoiding paying taxes on the automobiles he bought from the politician.