- One of the three V8 cars allegedly imported into Ghana by MP, Mahama Ayariga, is in the possession of the Kasoa police station
- The vehicle has allegedly been crushed and is with the police as investigations continue
- The other two vehicles are with the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO)
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that one of the three vehicles imported in Ghana by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has been involved in an accident.
The case of three cars is currently being investigated by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Martin Amidu, as they were allegedly imported into the country through corrupt means.
The crushed car is currently in the possession of the Kasoa Police in the Central Region.
The other cars have however not been seized, but are in the possession of the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO) and being used as exhibits in ongoing investigations.
The cars came to the attention of the OSP after news emerged that the MP allegedly imported a number of expensive vehicles into the country without paying the appropriate taxes on them.
This then led to investigations over the possibility of causing financial loss to the state.
The three vehicles, all Toyota Land Cruiser V8s, are said to be the subject of ongoing investigations into how the MP used a Parliamentary Resolution dated 7th April, 2017 to import the cars into the country.
Preliminary investigations by the Office of the Special Prosecutor, headed by Martin Amidu, indicate that Ayariga made “the importation into Ghana through corrupt means and corruption-related activities of three used white Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicles by using a Parliamentary Resolution dated 7th April 2017 contracting a facility of $22,500,000 between the Parliamentary Service and the Societe Generale Bank, Ghana, which was for the purchase of one brand new official vehicle for each of the 275 Members of Parliament.”
Martin Amidu has however asked EOCO to caution the MP against interfering with the investigations.
He has allegedly tried to use powerful people, as well as Amidu’s personal friends, in an attempt to influence the investigations.
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