Particular Prosecutor ‘utterly mistaken’ – Ayariga responds to fees
Mr Ayariga is ready to visit courtroom.
Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga has been left baffled by means of fees leveled in opposition to him by means of the Particular Prosecutor.
The Special Prosecutor has begun the prosecution of the MP after charging him with 5 counts for fraudulently evading tax and working in foreign currencies and not using a license.
Mr Ayariga has been charged with the fraudulent evasion of taxes, after he paid the obligation of ¢6,000 when he imported 3 Toyota Land Cruiser cars as a substitute of licensed responsibility of ¢36,000.
The Particular Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, accuses him of marketing the 3 Toyota cars which have been bought with a mortgage from Parliament supposed for his use as a public officer to at least one Fredrich Marfo of Atlas Hire A Automobile.
The previous Knowledge Minister has additionally been charged with abuse of his place of business as a public officer, for private acquire.
He additionally accuses Ayariga of dealing in foreign currencies and not using a license and moving cash to an agent in Dubai, and not using a needful license when he bought the automobile.
The Particular Prosecutor says Mr Ayariga additionally breached procurement laws within the acquire of an ambulance for a health center in his constituency.
However in an interview on Pleasure FM’s Most sensible Tale, Mr Ayariga mentioned the allegations leveled in opposition to him aren’t solely correct.
Mr Amidu has begun prosecution of Mahama Ayariga
He denies evading tax as a result of “taxes on all of the cars had been paid. There is not any tax owed on any of the cars…there isn’t even a 1 cedi tax owed on any of the cars.”
Mr Ayariga defined that it used to be no fault of his that Ȼ6,000 as a substitute of Ȼ36,000 import responsibility used to be paid for the 3 Land Cruisers.
In keeping with him, “when the cars got here, Parliament wrote to Finance Ministry for exemption, Finance wrote to GRA granting the exemption after which assessed the exemption at 36,000 [cedis] then we gave the cash to an agent to transparent the cars.
“When the agent were given to the port, he used to be instructed that the overview by means of the Finance Ministry used to be mistaken and that it used to be 6,000 [cedis] so he paid that and taken the steadiness again. So when Martin Amidu began the investigations and invited me, I instructed him I by no means went to the port so [he should] invite the agent and ask him how he paid Ȼ6,000 as a substitute of Ȼ36,000,” the MP narrated.
He’s by means of this, shocked that the Particular Prosecutor nonetheless went forward to rate him even if he had no hand in what transpired on the port and the way the agent paid a discounted quantity as import responsibility.
In his view, the port government will have to be puzzled so they may be able to explain how an import responsibility of Ȼ6,000 used to be paid as a substitute of Ȼ36,000 as a result of he had no hand in it.
“This is an administrative subject, it has not anything to do with me,” he wired.
Mr Ayariga is ready to visit courtroom to shield himself at the subject and is hopeful of having a beneficial judgement there.
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